Chelsea reveal new 2020-21 home kit to be worn for first time tonight
Chelsea have revealed their new home kit for the 2020-21 season, which will be worn for the first time during this evening’s Premier League clash with West Ham United.
The kit consists of a traditional Chelsea blue shirt with dark blue trim, in addition to blue shorts and white socks.
A herringbone pattern covers both the shirt and the shorts, while there is a dark blue tape that runs down the sides of the torso and is embossed with the phrase “The Pride of London”.
“The kit is a blend of the latest in athletic innovation with the finesse of fine London tailoring. The Blues’ new home jersey ventures into the realm of statement shirting: a luscious, textured, modern classic with the city’s rich fashion heritage woven in, wholly befitting the capital’s most stylish club,” read a statement from designers Nike.
“The kit is really, really smart – very Chelsea… You can see the story behind the kit with how it looks and all the little touches that remind you of a good suit,” striker Tammy Abraham added.
The new kit will be available to buy from July 9.
Chelsea to offload Tiemoue Bakayoko for Kai Havertz funds
Chelsea are reportedly set to offload Tiemoue Bakayoko as part of their efforts to strike a deal for Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz.
Bakayoko has failed to make his mark in the Premier League since arriving at Stamford Bridge from Monaco, and the midfielder has spent the 2019-20 campaign on loan with his former side following a one-year stint with AC Milan.
The Frenchman still has two years left to run on his current Chelsea deal, but Frank Lampard’s side are supposedly keen to cash in on the out-of-favour midfielder as soon as possible.
Indeed, The Express reports that Chelsea have set a relatively modest asking price of £18m for the 25-year-old as they look to make Havertz their newest recruit ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
The Stamford Bridge faithful already have the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to look forward to in the coming days, and Chelsea have also been linked with David Alaba and Ben Chilwell in recent weeks.
Bakayoko has turned out 43 times for Chelsea since his arrival in the English capital, registering three goals for the Blues in that time.