They say that less is more, and the designers behind Chelsea’s leaked 2020/2021 home shirt certainly had this in mind.
This simplicity represents a dramatic departure from this season’s effort, which features a striking pattern inspired by the architecture of Stamford Bridge.
Next campaign’s jersey – which has just been leaked by Footy Headlines – features less of this garish charm, replaced with more of an understated attractiveness. It’s James Milner as opposed to Riyad Mahrez. Unlikely to make you jump out of seat in shock but more than capable of getting the job done.
The shirt itself features two shades of blue. The main body of the kit is royal blue, whereas the collar, sleeves and sides all feature a classy, navy trim.
The jersey also features a subtle pattern of navy blue diagonal lines, which tie the ensemble together nicely. An elegant CFC is also stitched onto both sleeve cuffs. New sponsors Three feature prominently in stunning white, while sleeve sponsors Hyundai are given a similar treatment.
The shorts continue the royal and navy blue theme, featuring a vertical line cascading down both sides, pointing towards the white socks.
The home shirt is not the first Chelsea kit to be leaked ahead of the 2020/2021 season. Fans have also been treated to a glimpse of the third jersey…which looks suspiciously like a Crystal Palace kit, much to the disdain of Blues fans everywhere.
Whether these jerseys will be emblazoned with the Champions League logo next season remains to be seen. Chelsea picked up a statement win over Manchester City on Thursday which extended their lead over the chasing pack to five points, but with some way to go until the end of the season, there’s still all to play for.