Chelsea Football Club will celebrate 50 years since our first FA Cup triumph in 1970 with an anniversary shirt commemorating an iconic moment in the Blues’ history.
Having drawn against Leeds United in the 1970 FA Cup final’s first match, for what proved to be a successful replay Chelsea adopted yellow socks and yellow trim on the blue shorts, a change from our traditional white socks and trim in order to avoid colour clashes with the opposition. To complete the look we adopted a golden lion badge to be in keeping with the rest of the trim detail.
Paying tribute to this moment from the rich heritage of the club, this crest from 1970 final replay has been brought back with this commemorative kit, replicated through a modern silicone execution. The jersey itself is royal blue throughout, while yellow comes through with the shorts trim, badge, socks and even the players’ numbers – matching the colourway of the original.
It is also the first time a tonal Nike swoosh and partner branding that blends into the colourway itself has been adopted for a truly authentic modern-day jersey. Chelsea sends a special thank you to our club partners Yokohama and Hyundai for their support with the design.
Mason Mount, who is looking to help Chelsea to a ninth FA Cup, is honoured to pay homage to those before him. He said: ‘It’s a classy, stylish and sophisticated shirt, a great way of remembering the iconic team of 1970 that paved the way for the successes of today. We know fans of all ages are going to love its simple design.’
The kit will be on pitch for the third round FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on 5 January and is available to buy on 2 January from the Stamford Bridge Megastore and chelseamegastore.com