Chelsea have recently released their latest football kit for the upcoming 2018 – 2019 Premier League Season. The third kit has yet to be unveiled, but the home and away shirt is available so let’s take a look at them both.
Chelsea Home Kit 2018/19
The home shirt for 2018/19 season is inspired buy kits worn by Chelsea in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
The home shirt is navy blue with some red and white lines all over the shirt. These lines don’t complete, rather they are parts of lines and that in itself gives the shirt a snazzy look in my opinion. The sleeves are all plain navy blue which I think suits the shirt overall, and while it has definitely divided some Chelsea fans, I actually don’t think it looks bad at all.
So these red and white patterned lines I was mentioning are the main difference between this season and last season and I honestly think it has improved the home shirt for the better. Critics will say it’s not much different from last season and that is a valid point, but at least it is an improvement on what was already a good shirt!
The shirt itself is made from 100% recycled polyester, and as per all Nike shirts, contains vaporKnit technology which is to allow for exceptional breathability and lightweight manoeuvrability.
On the back of the collar of the shirt is the Chelsea emblem which is a nice detail and all other details such as the Nike logo, Yokohama Tyres sponsor, and Chelsea badge itself all compliment the shirt well. There is also a graphic within the neckline reading “blue is the colour” and the year 1905 is also displayed within that graphic reminding people of when Chelsea FC was founded.
I love the overall colour scheme and I think this is a solid home kit. The shorts are also navy blue and the socks are blue with 2 yellow stripes going around the top of the socks, for those of you who will buy the whole kit. A lot of Chelsea fans have been commenting that it reminds them of the 2008/09 FA CUP final shirt the team played in, a match in which Chelsea won 2-1. For sure, it is the same colour by the looks of it!
Chelsea Away Kit 2018/19
Essentially all yellow colour with patterned sleeves and slightly different shade of yellow. Nike sponsor, Yokohama Tyres and the Chelsea badge are al in blue this time and it looks very nice indeed.
Along the back of the collar is a blue and white stripe instead of the Chelsea lion as depicted on the home shirt and again the pattern blurb found on the sleeves carries across the whole shoulder and top of collar are on the back of the shirt which adds a nice touch.
The shorts are also yellow with similar pattern blurb found on the sleeves of shirt which I love from Nike, and the socks are blue so the overall colour scheme, should you wish to purchase the whole kit is really presentable indeed.
Expectations for the 2018/19 Season
Given that Chelsea only managed to finish 5th last season, missing out on the Champions league, it is rather surprising that they have so far only made one noteworthy signing. New blues boss, Maurizio Sarri, has managed to convince Jorginho to join him once again in a deal said to be worth around 50 million pounds. Jorginho used to play under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli.
Chelsea still have an exceptional squad, and perhaps new boss Maurizio Sarri should be more concerned about keeping hold of who he does have rather than buying anymore players. Bearing in mind that Chelsea is not as attractive a club for top players to join right now as they would have been if they were in Europe’s elite competition, this season is all about challenging for the title once again, and equally important qualifying for The Champions League where Chelsea absolutely must be.
I predict if Chelsea can keep hold of their stars such as Eden Hazard and Kante, then for sure they have the squad to challenge on all fronts. I do think Manchester City and Liverpool will be the main challengers for the Premier League this season, but never rule out Chelsea especially if they can find a few more decent signings to add to Jorginho, who also will have a major role to play according to Maurizio Sarri.
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