The big surprise? Chelsea are going with electric yellow for the away kit. This is easily the boldest kit around, and while people will make a lot of fun of it, I think we should praise Chelsea on breaking the mold, especially in a climate where Chelsea are one of the easiest clubs to hate.
Chelsea-haters will have a good time making fun of the kit personally I think it won’t be bad, and if Chelsea are going for a different look then they can’t get much more different than yellow (or electricity yellow, as the Chelsea official news release calls it).
“Chelsea has a great tradition of wearing yellow and we wanted to push the barriers by introducing a new twist on the traditional shade. This is where electricity yellow came in!”
Good news for Chelsea fans though – the new kit shots will feature Chelsea stars John Terry, Michael Ballack, Petr Cech, Didier Drogba, Joe Cole, Ashley Cole and Arjen Robben. At the very least, it says that John Terry and Arjen Robben are staying at the club.
On the flip side, it will get peoples’ tongues wagging about Lampard and Shevchenko. Don’t worry, those two aren’t leaving either.
The kit will be on show for the first time on July 17th in Los Angeles when Chelsea take on the Samsung Suwon Bluewings.
Here are the pics:
Chelsea 07/08 Away Kit Pics
(Special thanks to SL reader GT for sending these in)
Chelsea 2007/2008 Away Kit
Chelsea 2007/2008 Away Kit – lion embossed on the back
Chelsea 2007/2008 Away Kit – Chelsea crest
Chelsea 2007/2008 Away Kit – away shorts
Chelsea 2007/2008 Away Kit – away socks
Chelsea 2007/2008 Away Kit – away shorts (alternative)
Chelsea 2007/2008 Away Kit – away socks (alternative)
You can buy the Chelsea 07/08 Away kit here.