Humongous sponsor overshadows great new 2020 Chelsea home shirt

2020 Chelsea home shirt review

Chelsea and Nike have been a good fit.

Since taking over in West London, the Swoosh have gradually been producing better and better kits, and the 2020 Chelsea home shirt might just be their best yet.

The design is relatively understated at first glance, but on closer inspection a herringbone pattern (a nod to the London tailoring industry) can be found throughout the kit. It’s a lovely subliminal look, the kind which adds depth to a shirt without dominating, and it’s a welcome change of pace from the much busier home of 2019/20.

Perhaps the biggest talking point is the navy collar and cuffs, which has led to many fans claiming the shirt looks like something Everton would wear. Though it’s rare, Chelsea have had one or two designs in their kit history with darker blue accents like here, and I don’t mind the move for the way it mixes things up.

And of course, we can’t finish without addressing the sponsor. The giant “3” is unfortunately a negative on an otherwise superb design, and though they’ve done their best to incorporate it, it takes a bit of the shine off the release.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

4/5 stars

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