Chelsea have revealed their new away strip for the upcoming 2019/20 Premier League season giving a nod to the 1960s though the announcement has caused mixed opinion amongst some of the Stamford Bridge fanbase.
The all-white kit pays homage to the working-class Mod subculture which frequented West London in the sixties. Made by Nike, the polo-type shirt features a red and blue trim and will be accompanied by white shorts and familiar Chelsea blue socks.
A couple of fans took to Twitter to suggest that the new strip looks like something they wore at school for P.E. lessons whilst another simply said yikes!
On the other hand, some did actually like the design with one fan saying it was class and another stating it gives a very authentic Chelsea feel to it.
Frank Lampard’s squad will debut the new strip on Friday when they face Kawasaki Frontale in a pre-season friendly in Japan.
Here’s the best selection of tweets from Chelsea supporters:
Looking like a primary school polo shirt
— Loftus-Cheek’s Son (@ftblellis_) July 17, 2019
It’s the same shirt I used to wear for PE in primary school.
— Jake Palmer (@JakePalmerPablo) July 17, 2019
This is class!!!
— George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) July 17, 2019
— DDWBA (@DDossiter) July 17, 2019
Not bad, I like it
— ????? (@ChelseaFCBryan) July 17, 2019
When it’s PE time in school…
— Martins.???? (@martins_Ma7) July 17, 2019
— Elite (@EliteOdoi) July 17, 2019
Not a big fan of the collar, but love the idea of incorporating a nod to mod culture, gives it a a very authentic Chelsea feel to it.
— Danny Busciglio (@DBusciglio) July 17, 2019