As if three kits wasn’t enough, leaks have emerged showing a brand new Chelsea fourth kit for 2020/21, due to be released by the end of January.
In addition to their traditional dark blue home kit and a shiny new ‘royal blue’ away kit, the west London club have gone for a contemporary spin on their third kit for this season, releasing an eye-catching blue and amber throwback jersey.
That was heavily inspired by the iconic Nike Air Max 180, but their new fourth kit – as revealed by the usually reliable Footy Headlines – takes things one step further.
The shirt continues the Crystal Palace-ish colour theme and maintains the same template as their third kit, except with a more simplistic white base. A blue and amber trim adorns the collar and one stripe that extends down towards the sponsor.
While each of their existing kits has been sponsored by 3, images of the new kit show it is sponsored by Air 180 – a nod to the Nike shoe that has heavily inspired their releases this season. It’s unclear then if this shirt will be worn by the first team as it is shown here, or if an adapted version will be worn to fulfil sponsorship contracts.
It may be that the kit is released for fanwear purposes only, considering Chelsea already have three kits in rotation, and have seldom had to lean on their third strip.
Either way, a separate piece from Sports Illustrated suggests the new kit is well on its way to being released and could arrive in stores by the end of this month. If not, it could follow in early February.