Following similar leaks about the third kit earlier this week and the home kit last month — so no actual shots of the shirt once again — next season’s away kit colors and design details have been leaked as well. Once again, it’s Footy Headlines with the goods.
LEAKED: Nike Chelsea 17-18 Away kit colors & design info: https://t.co/b7JiTpDKTx— Footy Headlines (@Footy_Headlines) March 4, 2017
So, white it is. Sorry, “bright silver”. Home blue, away white, third black. Nike keeping it classic for year one, though I’m partial to away yellows more than whites.
According to the leak, the away shirt will be “predominantly bright silver with blue details” — the details could include the neck and sleeve trims, or possibly the entire sleeve, or the inset panels down the sides and under the arms.
As the with all modern kit manufacturers, the design will likely be based on a template, probably very similar, for example, to what we saw with several teams, including England at Euro 2016.
So, to recap: the home kit will be blue (should be “royal blue” though the exact hue has been known to fluctuate from year-to-year) with possible white details. The away kit will be white with possible blue details (symmetry!), and the third kit will be the slightly more off-the-wall black with a camouflage pattern and cyan accents.
#CFC Nike Kit Colours 17-18. pic.twitter.com/WTIuQz2P0V— SonOfChelsea (@SonOfChelsea) March 3, 2017
So far so good, though obviously a lot will depend on the actual design of the shirts. Nike have favored a “raglan” sleeve of late in their templates and that’s not exactly a universally loved feature.
.@UniWatch @PhilHecken why is @Nike using the same template for every kit this year? #Lazy pic.twitter.com/qG10R853wI— Ryan G (@ThaGBone) May 31, 2016