Chelsea unveils their 2016/17 home kit

Chelsea have unveiled the new kit they will be wearing in the next season.

Chelsea unveils their 2016/17 home kit

The traditional blue adidas kit took some inspiration from the club crest and features dotted lion patterns spread across the front of the strip and sleeves, as well as a v-neck collar.

The Blues will wear the new kit in the FA Women’s Cup final at Wembley on May 14 when Chelsea will take on Arsenal, before appearing at Stamford Bridge a day later in the final game of the Premier League season as the hosts take on League champions Leicester City.

A statement from adidas said: “Showing the two facets of the club, the new kit presents the proud traditions of the club’s heritage and on the other a determined mission to strive to be the best.

“With a focus on simple elegance and tradition, the new home shirt remains in a classic blue with white detailing; featuring a new side adidas three stripe execution and a classic v-neck collar with a fitted collar tape.

“The lead design feature takes its inspiration from the heart of the club crest with tonal lions adorning the sleeves and jersey front.”

The premium version of their 2016/17 kit was made available for pre-order at £90 for the fans which  lured a huge amount of criticism.

Chelsea have defended their stand after receiving criticism on social media for the £90 cost of an “authentic version” of the jersey by pointing out that a standard shirt costs £55.

Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek launched the Premier League club’s new kit on Wednesday, with two versions of the shirt being made available to buy.

Standard replica jerseys will cost from £55 for adults and £45 for children and, for the first time, Chelsea will now also offer an enhanced version called the ‘Adi Zero’ for £90.


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