A few days ago, Footy Headlines were able to reveal early leaks of kits landing next season. Pretty premature even for a leak, the information on offer was concerned with Nike-designed kits.
As part of the reveal, early details of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur’s away kit emerged. And later on, their London rivals Chelsea got the same treatment.
In this case, the leaks had all to do with Chelsea’s home kit, and the minor details that emerged were enough to get Blues online excited.
As per it, the club’s home kit for 2023/24 will look to combine the traditional blue with an opulent gold shade.
The colour scheme instantly brings to mind the 2012/13 Home kit which saw a similar blend and featured golden accents and logos.
To this day, the kit is fondly remembered by the Chelsea faithful, and if Nike are able to replicate the vibes, fans would be more than pleased.
Additionally, the kit is also said to feature minor black/white accents, which only heighten the promise of the kit.
Fortunately, we won’t have to until next year to catch a glimpse of it, as FootyHeadlines have managed to cook up an early render that is said to be about 80% accurate.
Going by the mockup, Nike doesn’t seem to be heading in the 2012/13 direction and have instead veered toward a more retro-inspired look.
The base features the traditional blue with a hint of matte to it, paired with golden logos.
Within the club crest, the outer circle is enveloped in gold entirely, aside from the lettering which remains blue.
The Stamford Lion is also drenched in gold, while the area around it retains the base color.
The other noteworthy element of the render is present right beneath the sleeves, in the form of a striking white panel.
For added flair, golden sleeve cuffs also feature, which help tie up the overall design.
The white panels and golden accents instantly bring to mind Chelsea’s 1998/99 home kit, which was actually a fairly iconic season for the club.
If the ‘80% accuracy’ claims are sound, Blues fans are in for a classy look next year. Hopefully, Nike manages to stick the landing.