The new Chelsea 08/09 Home Soccer Jersey launched a few weeks ago, and it’ so good they had to wear it twice already – for the final match of the Premier League season, the UEFA Champions League final. Even though they haven’t tasted victory in this new shirt, it won’t be long until they do!
I had a chance to take this baby for a test drive. And oh what a shirt it is. It’s no wonder they played so darned well in that Champions League final; it’s not the shirt’s fault that Drogba was sent off, and that Terry slipped. Soccer jerseys have made a huge leap forward in the materials they’re made of lately. This season it seems like many teams are creating some new, more vented fabrics for their jerseys, not only for the field but for replica shirts as well. This latest Chelsea shirt is no exception. I did everything save for putting it on, for we had a size M and I’m well into the 2X range. I’ll say that I would love to play in it, for the fabric looked like double-lined mesh with ClimaCool, and the usual mesh panels throughout. With all the great personalization options available (including Champions League patches, and authentic Premier League letters/numbers) this is a great, innovative shirt, which you’ll be proud to wear for the 08/09 season at Stamford Bridge, or your local pub.
Next I’ll talk about the new Liverpool shirt. Stay Tuned!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008