adidas have unveiled the new away strip for Chelsea to defend their Premier League title on the road next season. Launched as part of the club’s pre-season tour of the US, the new away kit will be worn for the first time against Barcelona in Washington D.C. on 28 July.
adidas have stuck to a three-way colour design that Chelsea have used on numerous classic white away kits over the years including the Champions League winning season of 2012. As with the 2015/16 home shirt the 'Yokohama Tyres' sponsor freshens up the overall design of the kit, a £40m per year deal that runs for 5 years, almost double the amount previous sponsor Samsung were chalking up. The Samsung logo was a popular sponsor that appeared on some beautifully minimal kits but the change in sponsor has given the Chelsea kits a new lease of life and fresh take.
The Chelsea blue cuffs on the away jersey represent the famous club colours and are joined by another band of red on the predominately white shirt. It'll take time to get used to the new sponsor with Samsung synonymous with Chelsea fans of a certain generation but all in all it's a couple of typically clean designs from adidas as Chelsea set about retaining their league title and embark on another assault in European football.
The Chelsea 15/16 Away Shirt is available at select stockists including Pro-Direct Soccer from July 22. Thoughts? Drop your comments below.