The shirt, designed by Nike is a tribute to legendary Blues manager Ted Drake with the heraldic LionCelebrating 70 years since the hiring of the legendary Chelsea manager Ted Drake, Nike and the club have paid tribute to the legendary manager by wearing their home jersey in 2022/23.
The man who led Chelsea in their debut title in the top flight in 1955 Drake, a former Arsenal forward Drake was instrumental in transforming the club into the team it is today. He became among the top significant individuals in the Blues past.
The shirt pays homage to the former manager Drake by displaying his name in the most prominent way, with the collar. The club’s outfit was modernized in the 1950s Drake’s alteration of the club’s image was the catalyst for an introduction of the heraldic-lion that graces the badge of the club.
The iconic ‘lion rampant viewant’ is featured on the collar. It’s a an aqua-colored pattern. It contrasts well with the classic blue shirt.
Nike is pretty straightforward in the rest of the shirt, sporting the typical logo and badge on the back, as well as their sponsor center-front on the shirt. All set on the blue-based base.
Chelsea 2022-23 home kit cost and how to purchase
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The Chelsea 2022-23 home kit is available for purchase today through Nike and the Chelsea FC Megastore. Below is a complete list of the products available: