The English clubs have these last few days really been spoiling us with new shirts and now it's the London-club Chelsea's turn. The defending Europa League-champions have just unveiled their new away-shirt, which is made incredibly elegant. We take a look at it here.
After the successful launch of the home shirt with the entertaining It's blue. What else matters? theme, it is time to shift focus onto Chelsea's new away shirt. In tune with last seasons shirt it is based on the colours white, red and blue. It is just the sixth time in history that this combination is used on the clubs away shirt.
The colour combination makes its comeback and pays homage to the old away shirts from the 1960's, where it was used several times. It is also quite a few years ago that Chelsea used red in their shirts, as the last time it was used was in the 2010/11 season and if you're thinking that doesn't sound too long ago, we can add that the league top scorer that season was Florent Malouda.
Now it is, in the meantime, other stars who knock in the goals for The Blues. Demba Ba, Fernando Torres, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard just to name a few of the players, who make up the Chelsea attacking force. They didn't get to retain their Champions League trophy, but on the other hand they won the first ever Europa League trophy in their history.
The white colour is always a sure hit and it ensures a very elegant and stylish look, which compliments the home shirt perfectly. The red and blue stripes, which run across the chest, create the necessary contrast, which takes the shirt to the next level. We would go as far as to say that the shirt could easily fit in every fashion collection; if you're a Chelsea supporter at least.
The same colours are used on the sleeves, where the blue colour makes up the majority and the red colour just pops up underneath. The three stripes and the Adidas logo on the chest are things we are getting quite used to seeing on Chelsea's shirt, as the German brand has been responsible for the club since 2006. Back then José Mourinho had been in the club for two years and now The Special One is back. Whether he will be as much of a success as this shirt is however unclear.
The shirt is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also top drawer when it comes to the technical specifications. The shirt is produced with Adidas' ClimaCool-material, which transports sweat and moisture away from the body. This means the body is kept nice and cool, so that you can remain calm and collected. The material also has a row of 3D-ventilation that direct air to particularly heated areas.
It seems impossible, but next Premier League season already looks to be more exciting than the former, where we lost one Ferguson and gained one Mourinho. We will also see Chelsea's away shirt in action, but what are your initial thoughts? Share your comments in the box down below and join the debate on Twitter and Facebook.