New Chelsea Home Kit 2010/2011

New Chelsea home kit

Chelsea’s new kit for 2010/2011 is officially launched tomorrow, but here are some first pictures of the new design.

The good? No breast plates and no horrible zip. The bad? Well, judge for yourself. Do you think it’s bad? I consider it a vast improvement on last season. The downright bizarre? The red collar and trim. Red on a Chelsea shirt. That is strange you might be thinking. Strange, but not a first.

The red trim is a homage to the Chelsea Pensioners, a loyal group of supporters known for their famous red coats. Chelsea were actually nicknamed the Pensioners between 1905 and 1952 – the red is a hat tip to that era. Chelsea have in fact featured red in their kits for some time – the badge incorporated a red lion for the first time in 1953, and the colour was used in some way, shape or form up until 1994.

The kit is officially released on May 6 but is available for pre-order.

Judging by the way the Blues are grinding out results (and the massive dollop of luck going their way at the moment), it will likely be the home kit of next season’s English champions. I quite like it. 7.2/10

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8 Responses to “New Chelsea Home Kit 2010/2011”

  1. Symon
    April 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    I luv it. The style, sleekness, slimness….its absolutely delightful to behold and a remarkable improvement from last season’s odd zipped attire.

  2. BEN
    April 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm #



    • Symon
      April 27, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

      Aye, relax, the red’s a tribute to the pensioners, its there for a reason.

  3. Jonathan F
    April 28, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    Never a bad thing to doff your cap to pensioners. And I agree with Symon, far better than this season’s bulletproof vest style abomination.

  4. Symon
    April 29, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Not really conident….but hopeful though. Sat’day mite prove a surprise with both United & Chelsea getting draws becos Sunderland have a very good home record this season while Liverpool am hoping will be worn-out/bruised from their Europa tie today. Still, thats only if Chelsea turn up good, and United turn up poor….but do Sunderland have the zeal? They’re safe already.

  5. apri bonbes
    August 12, 2010 at 4:56 am #

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