Chelsea and Adidas have mutually agreed to end their partnership in June 2017, six years earlier than planned. The two parties had recently inked a contract extension till June 30, 2023, but the deal will now end on June 30, 2017, meaning that the Blues will have a new technical kit partner for the 2017/18 season.
Chelsea’s association with Adidas began back in the 2006 season and the German giants released the club’s 2016/17 home kit a few days ago. This 2016/17 season will therefore be the Blues’ last with Adidas. They will also pay compensation to Adidas for early termination of the contract
Adidas supplied kits to 6 of the 20 teams in the 2015/16 Premier League- Chelsea, Manchester United, Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea and West Brom. They’ve already lost Southampton and Swansea ahead of the 16/17 season with the former going with Under Armour and the latter inking a partnership with Joma.