Chelsea have unveiled their new Adidas jersey which will be worn ahead of the 2016/2017 season.
The new design, priced at N26, 000 (£90) even without name and number printing, will be worn by the Blues for the first time in their last game of the season against Leicester City.
Chelsea’s N5.7billion (£200million) sponsorship deal with Yokohama Tyres continues to offer the main feature across the centre of the shirt, while the detail on the front includes a pattern of the rampant lion taken from their badge.
The replica edition of the shirt will cost N16, 000 (£55), with child-sized versions available for N13, 000 (£45).
Adidas say their new v-neck offering: ‘Presents the proud traditions of the club’s heritage as well as a determined mission to strive to be the best.’
The sports clothing manufacturer’s famous three-stripe design moves from the shoulders of the shirt to be placed under the arm – a move set to be followed by plenty of the world’s top clubs in their unveilings this summer.
At Chelsea’s Cobham training base on Wednesday, following a day off after their 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Monday night, Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were chosen to model the kit for a big reveal on Facebook.
‘Blue is the colour,’ Hazard said. ‘It’s good, it’s new, I hope we can win some games with this shirt. Not too tight, it’s good.’
Loftus-Cheek added: ‘I like the little lions over the shirt and also the stripes on the inside rather than the outside of the arms.’