Defending Barclays Premier League and English Football League Cup champions Chelsea Football Club today unveiled their home kit for the 2015/16. The new strip will be seen in action next week when The Blues meet New York Red Bulls and PSG during their 2015 North American tour.
In the familiar primary blue of the recent UEFA Champions League and Europa League winners, the Chelsea FC 2015/16 home jersey is now on sale at World Soccer Shop, Kitbag, Subside Sports and UK Soccer Shop.
According to adidas: The home shirt is today launched as part of the new campaign – “If it’s not blue, it will be”, a campaign which focuses on the players’ determination to dominate domestic and European football.
The home shirt design stays loyal to tradition, taking inspiration from several classic 1980s shirts by using several design features which made these kits fan favorites. With white and red trims at the collar, sleeves, shorts and socks the kit celebrates these club colours and ties back to the club’s kit history. The vertical pinstripes underline this celebration of Chelsea’s history, having been a feature of several iconic shirts from the past 30 years.
Alongside the central design details, the 2015/16 shirt also includes a truly unique feature, a finger print woven onto a label on each shirt. The fingerprint is a symbol of each individual’s identity and by placing this on the shirt is a move by adidas to closer connect the fans to the club.
The new shirt also includes the latest adidas performance technologies designed to allow players to be faster and more comfortable on the field. The shirt includes climacool ventilation technology designed to help keep the body cool and dry through breathable materials, fabrics and special stitching which provides greater freedom of movement and comfort without sacrificing flexibility and resilience.