JD Sports announce Chelsea 2022/23 away kit ahead of Premier League season opener vs Everton
JD Sports have unofficially announced Chelsea’s 2022/23 away kit on social media, posting a photo of the colors the Blues will be lining up in.
Chelsea previously unveiled their home kit for the season, which was worn against Arsenal and Club America on the pre-season tour of the United States.
However, the Blues’ away kit has yet to be released ahead of the new season.
With the Premier League kicking off just over a week away, Chelsea are likely to play the first away game of the season against Everton at Goodison Park, with both teams playing in blue.
However, it looks like the outer band will be unveiled shortly as JD Sports has already previewed its launch.
Socket on Instagram, JD Football wrote: “Out with the old. Rate Chelsea’s 2022/23 away kit out of 10. Coming soon to JD Football.
The kit shown is white, with four teal hoops, and could be considered a classic in terms of Chelsea kits.
With former owner Roman Abramovich sanctioned, the kit launch did not take place in May, unlike other Premier League clubs, due to restrictions at Chelsea.
Marketing deals have been put on hold, with sponsors Three UK demanding to be removed from the strip.
It was still unclear whether Three would remain on the shirt, but the sponsor have remained on the Blues’ home kit, and will do so on the away strip as well.
Chelsea hope the kit will be ready for launch before day one of the Premier League season, while head coach Thomas Tuchel is also hopeful his side are ready.
He said: “I can’t guarantee.
“I saw today (in pre-season) a team at Arsenal who are mentally committed to a game idea, a level of exhaustion, a level of physical commitment that we couldn’t match.
“Also, a level of mental engagement that we lacked because we have a lot of players who are thinking about leaving and looking at their options. We have players who have left and I think right now that’s obvious.
While the release date for the away kit has yet to be revealed, Chelsea will most likely launch their new strip at Everton in August.