Chelsea to wear new 2021-22 home kit for FA Cup and Women’s Champions League finals… but it is ‘yet to be decided’ whether zig-zag and chequered blue strip will make an appearance at men’s European final
- Chelsea will reportedly don next season’s home kit for the club’s series of finals
- The new kit will reportedly make an appearance at this Saturday’s FA Cup Final
- The eccentric design will also be used for the Women’s Champions League final
- However, it is undecided whether the strip will be used for men’s European final
Chelsea will wear next season’s home kit for this Saturday’s FA Cup final against Leicester and during the Women’s Champions League final the day after.
As well as donning the new 2021-22 home strip for the Wembley showpiece with the Foxes, Emma Hayes’s side will also wear it when they take on Barcelona in the Women’s European final.
And, according to The Athletic, there is a chance it could even be worn in the Champions League against Manchester City but a firm decision is yet to be made.
Chelsea are set to wear their 2021-22 home kit for the FA Cup and Women’s European finals
Chelsea unveiled their kit on Thursday in a video featuring the song ‘Time of the Season’ by The Zombies
The Blues will reportedly ditch this season’s home kit for their final appearances this month
The 60s inspired kit was unveiled by the club on Thursday, showing players such as Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi modelling the new strip to the song ‘Time of the Season’ by The Zombies.
The new shirt features a wacky zig-zag and chequered design while sporting yellow trim and white logos.
The Nike-sponsored home kit is described to be ‘Lyon Blue’ with ‘Opti Yellow’ trim while the shorts feature the same eccentric design at the top.
Next season’s kit also has a v-collar around the neck with yellow stripes along the side.
While fans could reportedly see the new kit in two of the club’s upcoming finals, they will have to wait and see if it will feature in their other European final – which is due to be played on May 29.
The new shirt features a wacky zig-zag and chequered design while sporting yellow trim
Following uproar about the final being staged in Istanbul after the UK government placed Turkey on its red list for travel, the Champions League final looks set to be staged in Porto in Portugal instead.
It comes after the UK government and UEFA failed to reach an agreement over quarantine exemptions for more than 2,000 VIPs, staff and media for the match to be played at Wembley. It will be officially ratified by UEFA on Thursday.
The 50,000-capacity Estadio do Dragao in Porto has now been lined up as the venue for the final after UEFA struck a deal with the Portuguese authorities over the attendance at the match.
Chelsea and Manchester City will each receive a ticket allocation of between 4,500 and 6,000.