After the over-designed effort of last season, with at least three different patterns clashing on one shirt, this year’s home kit from Nike is a much simpler and much more classic affair.
(Our upload functionality is broken at the moment, so I’ve no good images just Twitter embeds.)
Unveiled officially today — though matching months and months of leaks — the 2022-23 home kit features a subtle tonal blue pattern throughout the shirt, with a slight gradient change from the body to the shoulder. The one contrasting feature is the collar, an old school one-button henley design, white with a tiny bit of light blue in it.
It’s really not a bad look overall, though I’ve always preferred simpler designs. Your mileage may vary.
Our 2022/23 @nikefootball home shirt!— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 7, 2022
A tribute to ex-manager Ted Drake, the man that introduced ‘lion rampant regardant’ which features in the collar of the shirt.
#ItsAChelseaThing | #ThePrideOfLondon
The design is supposedly a tribute to legendary Chelsea manager Ted Drake (not the singer Drake), under whom we won our first ever league title in 1955, though it’s a bit reaching in that sense, with the things that are meant to honor him (the badge, the nickname), rather standard features of just about every shirt. But hey, marketing!
Speaking of marketing, the shirts are available to buy NOW on the Megastore and many other outlets. Spend spend spend!