Chelsea’s new home kit for the 2022-23 season is ‘leaked’ online… but Blues supporters are left divided over the white and turquoise lion pattern on the shirt’s collar
- Chelsea’s new home kit for 2022-23 campaign has been ‘leaked’ online
- The all-blue shirt has a white and turquoise henley neckline with a lion pattern
- However, the distinctive neckline design has divided Blues supporters online
Chelsea’s home kit for the 2022-23 campaign appears to have been leaked online, with the shirt’s new design already dividing opinion among fans.
Footy Headlines revealed the first pictures of the club’s new home shirt at the beginning of the month before appearing to confirm its final design after a shirt – that was later adjudged to have been a counterfeit due to the text on the inside of the shirt being skewed – was spotted in a Mexican shop.
The fairly basic all-blue kit features Nike’s new ‘Vaporknit’ pattern while the Nike and Three logos are white but it is the henley neckline that is dividing supporters.
Chelsea’s new home shirt for 2022-23 campaign has been ‘leaked’ online
The new shirt was spotted in a shop in Mexico but is adjudged to have been a ‘counterfeit’ due to the text on the inside being skewed. But the design is reportedly what Chelsea will wear
The neckline features a turquoise and white lion pattern, taken from the club’s crest, making it the most distinctive feature on the shirt.
However, upon its reveal on Footy Headlines’ site, Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter to discuss the new shirt and it seems to be decisive topic.
One fan tweeted: ‘The leaked kit seemed good till I looked at that collar…’
The distinctive white and turquoise neckline design has divided Blues supporters online
Another user lambasted Nike for their lack of imagination, with Chelsea given another template for their home kit.
They said: ‘Why do Nike do us so dirty?’
However, it wasn’t all negative reviews, with one fan insisting: ‘Looks incredible. Will be even better without the 3 logo.’
Another added that they wished the lion pattern from the collar was used on the sleeves of the shirt too.
They tweeted: ‘If true then a shame they didn’t use the collar details for the sleeves.’
The design divided Chelsea supporters, with the collar being one of the biggest talking points
Chelsea confirmed they will wear shirts sponsored by Three for the rest of the season after the mobile-phone operator announced it would suspend their £40million-a-year deal back in March after news that Roman Abramovich was sanctioned due to his ties with Vladimir Putin.
The Blues are in the middle of being taken over, with three shortlisted buyers submitting their final offers to purchase the west London club last week.