When the first rumors broke about Chelsea’s home shirt for next season, I had high hopes that the yellow accents would mean that we would get something close to the iconic and, for me, the best home shirt from 2008-09. Or maybe it doesn’t close, at least not something outrageously naughty, busy and over.
Unfortunately, this is probably not the case.
Next season’s home shirt was seen in the wild, it seems – at a Nike store in Mexico City – if it is believed to be an enterprising Twitterers couple, whose pictures were captured by @ChelseaExeterTV, whoever they are, and then always reliable Footy Headlines.
As Footy Headlines points out, these shirts match the leaks they saw, which were released as part of a fashion shoot for next season. So there’s a small chance that they’re just training shirts or some kind of lifestyle model, but I have a sinking feeling that they might actually be the real thing for next season’s home shirts.
In this case, wtaf.
Maybe our intention is to blind and confuse or hypnotize our opponents with this design?