Chelsea fans may be in for a bit of a shock next season as details emerge that the color red could feature more prominently.
Chelsea fans may be in for a bit of a shock next season as details emerge that the color red could feature more prominently on next term's home kit.
The rumor comes courtesy of Footy Headlines, who have a tendency to leak new kit details correctly months in advance of said strips being officially unveiled.
Opining that Chelsea's first strip produced by sportswear giants Nike this season, Footy Headlines reveal that the "bland" design for the 2017/18 campaign will be dispensed with and replaced by the new lookg Vapor template that Nike are using for next summer's World Cup kits.
That new template will come complete with no apparent neck collar and come equipped with the raglan sleeves that are predominant on all strips produced by Nike.
The 2018/19 home edition is expected to dyed in Chelsea's 'Rush Blue' hue for the most part, as well as utilizing the color white in the club's badge and Nike logo on the shirt and shorts.
However, the biggest surprise will see the color red used much more evidently by Nike, with Footy Headlines claiming that a reddish shade will be present on the club's socks at the very least.
What type of tint can Chelsea fans expect? Something along the lines of the red saturation used in sponsors Yokohama Tires' logo adorning the jersey apparently, but whether red will be present on the shirt and short themselves remains to be seen.
The rest of the socks should continue to incorporate white and blue into them, so Chelsea supporters won't have to fear looking like rivals Arsenal or Manchester United too much.