The Blues have called their iconic stadium, Stamford Bridge, home since 1905 — making it fitting inspiration for the 2019-20 home kit.
The club’s classic blue jersey is covered in an all-over graphic comprising imagery of the famous North Stand, the East and West Stands and the raucous Shed End merged into an abstract print.
“We’ve created so many memories at The Bridge over the years, so it’s only fitting that we pay tribute to such an iconic stadium through the jersey,” says forward Eden Hazard.
The shirt features a V-neck and a red and white CFC monogram on the back of the collar. Inside, there’s a lion (borrowed from the club crest) with “Pride of London” written around it (the Blues mantra).
The shorts, also blue, are complemented by white socks that have Chelsea’s traditional red and blue trim up the calf.
“The Bridge is hallowed turf for Chelsea players and fans alike,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “It’s such a key part of the club’s identity and we are delighted to present a kit that is essentially a tribute to one of England’s oldest and most important stadiums.”
The 2019-20 Chelsea home kit will debut May 4 during the club’s final league home game of the season.