It’s always an exciting day when kit announcements are made, with fans eager to see the shirt that they will be wearing every weekend for the next year.
For Chelsea, in particular, it’s an exciting time – as they’ve had quite a few brilliant kits over the years.
Who could forget the classic grey and orange number from the 1990s, or even Chelsea’s gold-themed kit from 2012 in-part celebrating the London-based Olympic Games of that year?
Chelsea’s kit reveal this year was particularly exciting given that next season will be only their second year under the Nike banner, and so knowing how the kit would change year-to-year was generating a lot of talk amongst fans.
Fortunately, that day came on Friday, with Chelsea officially announcing and revealing their new kit over on Twitter. Whilst using the standard blue colour as its base, it’s white and red trim has certainly generated a lot of talk in the Transfer Tavern.
The stage is lit.
Introducing our 2018/19 @nikefootball home kit!
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 11, 2018
Of course, red isn’t often a colour favoured by the Blue half of London, and so it will come as no surprise to see that a lot of fans aren’t too happy with the new ensemble.
Indeed, fans have taken to Twitter to respond to the announcement, and it’s fair to say that they aren’t too happy. One supporter has even suggested that the whole thing is merely an April Fools’ joke.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
Same kit with some lines on it. Nike need to step their game up for 18/19.
— Los Blues (@CFCLosBlues) May 11, 2018
It looks like they work for an airline
— Sammy Boi (@sam_furst) May 11, 2018
Good try lads but April fools was a month ago
— Lewis (was @ItalianCafu) (@Rudixer) May 11, 2018
We’re finishing 14th
— ㅤً (@ZIELlNSKl) May 11, 2018
Bring back adidas
— Make Conte Stay (@TheChelsMr) May 11, 2018
— Kenneth (@NiceGuyKenny) May 11, 2018
Another £60 for a shirt that’s exactly the same as the old one with just a few extra lines of colour
— James Moore (@moorsey1907) May 11, 2018
— Belgium Priyaputran
Please say this is a joke
— Kieran Healey
— Mowgli (@PuIwar) May 11, 2018
This kit is nearly as disappointing as our season
— Harry (@harryoc96) May 11, 2018
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