Nike have just unveiled Chelsea’s home kit for the 2021-22 campaign, a jersey made from 100% recycled polyester fabric which arrives in a wavey, kaleidoscopic design.

While the jersey packs plenty of 60’s vibes with it’s vibrant design ethos, the bold new look marks the start of a bright new era at the club, with the Blues Men’s and Women’s sides set to play in Champions League finals this month.

The eye-catching, multi-pattern design arrives in Chelsea’s classic royal blue with hits of yellow cutting down the sidetape and Swoosh, with the print continuing onto the shorts and socks.

Sticking to the Op Art influence, the jersey is finished with a tonal blue optical illusion-inspired pattern that moves from zig zags on one side to a checkerboard pattern on the other. As well as this eye-catching print — which continues on to the shorts — Nike has added hints of yellow in the side tape and the CFC texted knitted into the back of the neck.

Constructed with a 100% recycled polyester fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, the home kit also continues Nike’s Move to Zero campaign. Speaking about the jersey, Chelsea player Mason Mount said, “I feel like the kit really represents this younger generation rising up the ranks and I love the sustainability behind it.”

The 2021-22 Chelsea home kit will be worn for the first time by the men’s team May 15 followed by the women’s team May 16. The kit is available now via the Nike web store for Nike members, and will receive a wider release on May 20.

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