The Blues, sporting a completely different away look to this year's white effort, unveiled their second 2014-15 kit with a post on Twitter:
101 Great Goals also provided a shot with Hazard and Oscar included, plus Petr Cech wearing a rather eye-catching goalkeeper's top:
Prior to Chelsea's official unveiling, the same website unveiled a leaked close-up of the latest away shirt:
The normal shirt costs £55, although a long-sleeved version is available for £60 and a women's top can be purchased for £50, per Chelsea's official website. Shorts are to be sold at £25 per pair, while printing prices on all products vary depending on what you want.
As usual, Chelsea's latest effort features Adidas' patented three-striped logo, plus larger stripes down the sleeves, to give it a familiar feel.
The club's history is littered with yellow designs, as noted by Historical Kits. While the 2012-13 black away kit featured pangs of yellow, Adidas' 08-09 third kit was the last to incorporate a yellow colouration across the entire outfit. Prior to this, five out of seven away kits from between 1996 and 2002 featured full yellow attire with the club's famous blue sat alongside.
Chelsea fans will perhaps be pleased to witness Hazard and Oscar promoting the shirt. Both have been linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge, per Martin Lipton of the Mirror, but highlight their commitment to the club by leading the kit's charge into next season.
The new design is similar to Liverpool's recently announced away shirt and certainly has some resemblance to Arsenal's shirt from the season that has just finished, noted by Tancredi Palmeri of beIN Sports:
Such a bold colour is likely to split fans down the middle, but Chelsea haven't moved too far from previous designs. Jose Mourinho will hope the new kit, which harks back to the '90s, can inspire his team to success after a trophyless 2013-14 season.
If it doesn't, reflection off the sun is sure to provide an advantage.
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