Nike and the Premier League club Chelsea jointly unveiled the new home jersey for the 2018-19 season on 11 May 2018. Inspired by the much-loved jerseys of the 1980s and 90s, the brand new home shirt with a distinctive style will be worn by players from men’s and women’s teams and the youth team to fight for more victories. Besides, the home shirt 18-19 will debut at the final match of the 2017-18 Premier League season on May 13th.
The new jersey features horizontal red and white lines on the front against Chelsea’s famous blue. It is adorned with the indispensable club crest and Nike Swoosh. Two unique details on the home shirt show that the shirt adheres to Chelsea’s tradition. “Blue is the Colour” and “1905”— the year when the club was founded are printed inside of the collar. The heraldic lion in the club crest is printed at the back of the collar, holding a staff. The sponsorship logo “Yokohama Tyres” is also shown on the front. On the other hand, blue shorts and white socks brightened by a horizontal red and blue trim at the knee complete the home kit. The red and blue stripes on the top the socks echo the design of the jersey.
Made from 100% polyester, the home shirt becomes much lighter and more durable. Wearing the shirt makes players cool and dry on the football field thanks to the Dri-FIT and VaporKnit, Nike’s the latest and the most innovative technologies.
As a big fan of Chelsea, the shirt is a must for you. You are able to get a special shirt with the name and number of your favorite player at our online store. The most breathable shirt will be provided for you.
Matej Delač, who was born on 20 August 1992, is a Croatian footballer and plays as a goalkeeper for Chelsea. He is currently Chelsea’s longest-serving player after the departure of club captain John Terry. The 25-year-old player transferred to Chelsea in 2010, but he has never played for the club. During the 8 years when he is playing for the club, he is loaned to other clubs 10 times and currently is loaned to a Belgian football club Mouscron. His contract with The Blues will expire this summer, and he will join a Danish Superliga club AC Horsens permanently.
However, Delač said he did not regret joining Chelsea. “A lot of people ask me if I regret joining the club, instead of going to a small club, but I will never regret it.” said he, “The reason why I cannot play for the club is my labor card. They believe me and renew the contract with me several times.”
Although Delač didn’t show him in Chelsea, he played for Croatia’s U-17 and U-19 teams, totally earning 8 caps. In 2009, the 17-year-old Delač was called up to play for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, which broke the record for the youngest Croatian player ever called up for international duty.