Confirmed: Chelsea to use new away kit for Palace game. Read the club’s official statement

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Chelsea will be away to Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park on Tuesday evening, and the Blues will don the new away kit for the 2020-21 campaign, for this game.

Chelsea, in partnership with Nike, have come up with a design that the club believes will reflect the club’s traditional value and also add a millennial swagger to it.

A statement released on the club’s official website read: “Chelsea’s stunning 2020-21 away kit effortlessly blends an aura of traditional London tailoring with the energy and colours of today’s SW6.

“Building on the theme of the club’s new home look, the Blues’ changed colours celebrate the capital’s love affair with the craftsmanship of master tailors.

“However, the away kit adds an injection of millennial swagger – perfect for the confident, emerging talents lighting up Stamford Bridge under head coach Frank Lampard.

“Arctic blue provides a tasteful base colour for the jersey, with darker shades making up a disrupted herringbone knit which covers the front and back of the shirt to create a compelling aesthetic.

“A monochromatic club crest filled with a micro-herringbone pattern sits on the chest, alongside a dark blue Nike Swoosh.

“A dark blue V-neck collar and trim on the sleeves frame the design, while dark blue tape featuring the phrase, ‘The Pride of London’, runs down the sides of the torso. Arctic blue shorts and dark blue socks complete the head-to-toe look, with a Swoosh and a Chelsea lion placed midway up the shin.”

Mason Mount admitted he’s happy about the new jersey as he said: “The colours and pattern of the away work really well.

“It looks great and it’s also a nice contrast to the home kit. Hopefully, the fans will like it as well and we can push on and make them proud.”

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