DIAMOND GEEZERS Chelsea’s new Nike kit for 2017/18 season leaked on social media and looks like 1987 shirt

Leaked images of the new Blues kits for the 2017/18 season are emerging online and hark back to the 1980

CHELSEA fans have been given an early glimpse of the new Nike kits the team are rumoured to wear next season.
Images leaked on social media claim to reveal the Blues’ official 2017/18 strip following the club’s mega deal with Nike last year.
Leaked: Chelsea's 2017/18 home shirt
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Leaked: Chelsea’s 2017/18 home shirt

Images leaked on Twitter claim to show Chelsea's new kit
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Images leaked on Twitter claim to show Chelsea’s new kit
And it looks remarkably like a Chelsea kit from 30 years ago… when Chelsea were relegated from the top flight in shame.
The diamond grid shirt was worn by the likes of Pat Nevin and Kerry Dixon for two seasons, from 1987 to 1989.

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Chelsea were wearing the kit when they were relegated amid shaming scenes in 1988, when there was a riot at Stamford Bridge following defeat to Middlesbrough in the play-offs.
The Blues however were still wearing the Umbro-designed outfit when they bounced straight back up to the top flight the following season.
Pat Nevin appears in Chelsea’s diamond shirt in 1987
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Pat Nevin appears in Chelsea’s diamond shirt in 1987
Gordon Durie with a head wound in the notorious match with Middlesbrough
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Gordon Durie with a head wound in the notorious match with Middlesbrough
Chelsea hit THE jackpot with a British record £900m kit deal in October after announcing they were leaving adidas early to sign a contract for 15 seasons with Nike.
Since the takeover the American sportswear brand have failed to keep their new-look Chelsea shirts under wraps, with similar leaks of a potential third kit and club merchandise released earlier this month.
Will Chelsea have a Premier League title to defend next season?
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Will Chelsea have a Premier League title to defend next season?
Leaked: Chelsea's 2017/18 away shirt
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Leaked: Chelsea’s 2017/18 away shirt
The images suggest Nike have opted for a diamond design on all three shirts next season, although variations of the home shirt in particular are now also doing the rounds on social media.
Source: Claire Bloomfield - The Sun
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