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New 08/09 Chelsea Away Shirt: Pictures

new chelsea away shirt New 08/09 Chelsea Away Shirt: Pictures

Chelsea has confirmed that their new away shirt for the 2008/2009 season will be all black. Designed by Adidas and sponsored by Samsung, the new shirt design is a welcome change from Chelsea’s away shirt that it wore last season, which was a yellow day-glo color.

The new shirt may be partially inspired by the success of Manchester United’s old black away shirt.

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4 Responses to New 08/09 Chelsea Away Shirt: Pictures

  1. Kartik says:

    No more yellow?

  2. Eric says:

    Loved the “electric yellow”. Saw one last year in the Adidas Shop on the Las Vegas Strip, and I can tell you I would never wear one, but watching them on TV – they were awesome. Never a doubt about whose Yellow Away kit was on the screen.

    The black = meh

    I’d prefer the badge remain in accurate colors. That was my biggest complaint in the Yellows last year. A little splash of blue on the crest isn’t going to confuse anyone.

  3. Hudsonland says:

    I always thought the yellow strip made them look like ten highlighter pens running across my tv screen.

  4. Mike says:

    They look like referees’ unis.

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