Following on from the launch of the new 2014/15 home shirt in April, adidas and Chelsea Football Club have revealed the new look away shirt, inspired by famous yellow kits from the club’s past.
Chelsea in a yellow away strip conjures up memories of Peter Osgood in the 1960s and 1970s, through Clive Walker in the 1980s, Gianfranco Zola in the 1990s up, and to Frank Lampard’s memorable winner in the FA Cup final of 2009.
The new shirt will be the lightest Chelsea away shirt ever produced, featuring the latest in adiZero lightweight technology and a polo collar which pays tribute to the retro designs, as well as an iconic blue stripe across the back which contrasts the two traditional Chelsea colors.
The new kit is also a timely arrival, being available to fans on the eve of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, with the new yellow shirt bringing a link to the club’s strong Brazilian contingent of players – David Luiz, Oscar, Ramires and Willian, who will be heading to the tournament this summer.
The new kit is available to order now in the World Soccer Talk Shop, ahead of its arrival in stores on June 4 2014.