Chelsea Revisits Its 1905-Released “Elton Blue” Jersey for Latest Third Kit

Chelsea Football Club and Nike have just presented their new third kit for the 2023/24 season and it sees the club step back in time as it references classic color patterns from its past.

The kit takes inspiration from the colors of the club’s first-ever jersey worn more than 118 years ago, covered in a delicate shade of light blue. With this being said, Chelsea’s new blue strip rounds off a trio of jerseys for the new campaign that comes in various shades of blue.

Now, this latest kit nods to the club’s “Elton Blue” jersey, a strip worn for only two seasons after the club’s founding in 1905. And while the pale-colored shirt was short-lived, the minty shade has continued to stand as a cornerstone for the club’s heritage, making a comeback in 1986/87 and once again this season.

Combining the classic shade with a modern design, the new kit arrives with accented black trims and collar. Additionally, the club crest and Nike Swoosh are also coated in black, with a subtle terrazzo pattern rounding off the understated design.

You can take a closer look at the new Chelsea third kit above and it is available to shop via the club’s official website now.

In other fashion news, check out the new collection from Sage Nation.

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