Chelsea fans appear split over a leaked design of the club’s new home shirt for the 2020/21 season.
The proposed strip is set to be the first pulled on by new signings Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, while Frank Lampard will hope Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz are also donning the latest Blues jersey come next term.
The Nike strip includes the logo of new official shirt partner Three, after the Blues earlier this year announced the connectivity brand as their new lead sponsor from the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
The strip is predominantly the traditional Chelsea Blue with a subtle chevron design down the front of the kit. It also includes a black ‘Pride of London’ trim which runs down the shorts, while the white socks remain.
A smart ‘CFC’ emblem on the sleeve cuffs completes the design.
But it is the Three logo which is proving the most difficult part to stomach for fans, with one branding it an “eyesore” on the front of the shirt. Initial mock-ups of next season’s jersey which received positive feedback included ‘Three’ lettering rather than the company logo, and it seems that would be preferred among supporters.
Leaked Home Kit for next season!
— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) June 27, 2020
@Samir82410 tweeted: “The 3 logo ruins the entire kit.”
@Raylee19970771 added: “Yes everything is perfect except for that fat 3 instead of ‘three’.”
@fits4_ said: “So huge the 3 logo.”
@kenzico_jr said: “Please they should either reduce the size of the ‘3’ or write it as a normal ‘three’.”