It has been a tumultuous end to the season for Chelsea both on and off the pitch. The London club have faced a lot of difficulties following the departure of Roman Abramovich and the UEFA sanctions imposed on the Blues due to the Russian’s affiliations to them.
On the pitch, Chelsea dropped off the title race earlier than expected, lost the League Cup final to Liverpool and this month saw them eliminated from the UCL by Real Madrid. But the Blues do have an FA Cup final date with Liverpool set as they would be looking to end the season on a high with a trophy.
With all eyes on the future of the club, much of the focus has been on the negative news such as player departures. But on the other side, fans of the club also have much hope pinned on Thomas Tuchel’s side to come out of this dark period on a high.
The kit takes up a lighter shade of sky blue compared to the current home kit and has replaced the chequered print with a plain blue look.
The black collars too have been replaced by a turquoise lion pattern collar. While fans would be happier with this new classier look for the home kit, it looks like knockoffs of the forthcoming kit have been spotted on a Walmart website in the United States.
As per leaked images, one can purchase the kit from the official website of the store which is available in a range of sizes.
But fans have been quick to point out its lack of quality and authenticity which is clear from the absence of the Nike logo on the left side of the shirt.
At the same time, Chelsea’s sponsor Three’s logo is present on this jersey which should not be the case as the telecommunications company suspended its relationship with the club following the Abramovich sanctions.
During a time when Chelsea fans were expecting good news in any form about the club’s future, these new revelations would have surely annoyed many Blues’ supporters who would be seeking an explanation for this mistake.