Review: Chelsea home jersey 2011/12
By MM Sports Chelsea ambassador: Ray Pottenger
Another year, another campaign for the boys in Blue. Is there a better way to get ready for the season than getting the new home kit?
All in all, this year’s jersey is pretty stylish. The designers made some alterations that make the 2011-12 iteration both distinctive from past jerseys and yet instantly recognizable as representing Chelsea.
The flash made the stripes hard to see.
The front of this year’s model has a nice set of thick, horizontal stripes of alternating shades of blue, an eye catching change-up from the usual straight blue shirt. Samsung, Chelsea’s main sponsor, has its moniker proudly emblazoned across the chest. Chelsea’s badge is nicely stitched onto the left breast.
The shoulders are a white mesh material with blue adidas tri-stripes giving it a race car feel. I chose to go with the Premier League badge, which (sadly) is white this year with a straight blue back.
Next year they will be gold.
I chose to get a Torres #9 on the back. The numbers and lettering are white with black outline. The Premier Lion adorns the base of the number.
El Nino will return to form this year, mark my words.
The fabric is adidas’s Climacool, which seems to get softer and thinner each year. That is definitely not a bad thing. Thinner lets the shirt breathe a bit, which is good for the dog days of summer. Climacool is also durable and will not stretch out too much when that jerk who thinks he’s playing for the UEFA Cup instead of a pickup game keeps tugging on your jersey. You’ll be able to hip him off and continue on your run while still looking good. The jersey also has a nice cut that gives even the non-athlete the illusion of at least some chest definition.
On the whole this is a great jersey for showing your Chelsea pride, because everyone looks better in blue.