Chelsea’s new Nike kits for the 2017/18 season has been unveiled and it was revealed by EA Sports and FIFA 18.
Antonio Conte’s men go into next season looking to retain the Premier League title, but this time with a Nike shirt and not Adidas.
FIFA story mode star Alex Hunter made his name in The Journey gamemode in FIFA 17 and has now moved on to Stamford Bridge, as he was used by FIFA to unveil the new Chelsea kit.
To confirm the deal, Chelsea wrote on its official website: “Chelsea FC and Nike today unveil our new home and away kits for the 2017/18 season.
“It marks the first collaboration of this exciting partnership, in which Nike will produce strips for the first team, Academy and Ladies teams, as well as a full range of apparel and training wear for millions of Blues supporters around the world.”
Of the home kit, Chelsea official website wrote: “A minimalist look creates a Chelsea home shirt that is modern and at the same time rooted in the club’s heritage.
“A key stage in the design process was ensuring the blue is a perfect match for the club’s specific shade. An original shirt from the early 1970s was used to define the desired blue and Nike Football’s apparel technicians produced a perfect match.
“This Chelsea blue is combined with contemporary design details and Nike AeroSwift technology to deliver a kit fit for champions. The round neckline includes a white trim with ‘CHELSEA’ knitted into the back of the neck in white text, while the shorts feature white stripes on the flanks – these, along with blue stripes on the sides of the shirt, expand when the player is in motion to enhance ventilation.
“‘THE BLUES’ is written inside the cuff of the right sleeve and the left sleeve is adorned with ‘EST. 1905’, referencing the year of the club’s formation. A blue ‘CFC’ motif features on the front of the white socks, which integrate NikeGrip technology for the ultimate boot-to-foot connection.”
And the club wrote about the away kit: “The modern era has seen unprecedented success for Chelsea, with us having won every major honour in domestic and European football, as well as the Academy and Ladies teams lifting trophies.
“The away shirt and shorts are white with a soft silver hue to reflect this collection of silverware.
“As in the home kit, a fusion of technology and club heritage details combine to create a modern kit that feels truly Chelsea. Nike AeroSwift innovation provides advanced garment technology facilitating football at its fastest and the same Chelsea specific references as the home kit are embedded into the fabric.”
See the fans reaction about the new jersey:
Nike kit at Chelsea megastore looks unreal. Best one in 5 years 😍😍😍
— Umair (@imumair10) July 1, 2017
Genuinely never seen a Chelsea kit I didn't love, they all seem to be proper class
— Alex (@CFCAlex05) July 1, 2017
Somehow I'm not feeling the new Chelsea kit by Nike 🤔
— Small problems Big Moves (@Steven2043) July 1, 2017
Wowww can not wait the boys show us in our new beutyfull kit come on chelsea 👀👀👅👅🔵🔵 blue is the colour football is the game
— sabrin (@sabrinhazard10) July 1, 2017
its weird to see a chelsea jersey without the three stripes but i do not hate the new nike kit at all 💙
— capricorpse (@crying_zeros) July 1, 2017
Chelsea Nike kit is 💙😍
— Asim (@Mankading) July 1, 2017