As is the case with most clubs these days, Chelsea released three kits at the beginning of the 2019/20 season, also Frank Lampard’s first as manager in charge of his old team.
Home Kit– Blue shirt, Blue shorts & White socks
Away Kit– White shirt, White shorts & Blue socks
Third Kit– Black Shirt, Black shorts & Orange socks
The Blues have mostly stuck to these combinations, but there have been some variations employed in the current season.
Home kit worn with blue socks instead of white
CFC wore their home kit in the games below, but opted for blue socks instead of white.
Southampton 1-4 Chelsea
Man City 2-1 Chelsea
Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea
Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea
Valencia 2-2 Chelsea
As you can see, that change seem to have worked quite well for the Blues this season. The West London outfit won three of the four league games mentioned above, including key away victories against rivals Spurs and Arsenal, with the solitary defeat coming against defending champions Manchester City. It also got them a valuable point in the Champions League away at Valencia.
How have the Blues played in their away kit this season?
Absolutely fantastic- CFC are yet to lose a game this season while playing in the away kit. Take a look at their results below.
Barcelona 1-2 Chelsea (pre-season friendly)
Norwich 2-3 Chelsea
Wolves 2-5 Chelsea
Burnley 2-4 Chelsea
Bournemouth 2-2 Chelsea
Lille 1-2 Chelsea (CL)
Hull 1-2 Chelsea (Cup)
Frank Lampard’s first win of the season was against Norwich in the away kit after the Blues had begun the campaign with a 4-0 loss to Man Utd and a 1-1 draw against Leicester (both in the home uniform).
So far this season, Chelsea are yet to lose a game in their away kit. That is a rather stunning stat, and one you can keep in mind while using tools like Bettingmetrics to have an intelligent punt on the Blues. The away kit played a major part in Lampard writing himself into the club history books as only the second CFC gaffer (after Bobby Campbell in 1989) to win seven in a row on the road. The record with this white kit stands out even more because the Blues, for some reason, haven’t enjoyed the same kind of success in the third strip this season.
Third kit games
Everton 3-1 Chelsea
Brighton 1-1 Chelsea
Leicester 2-2 Chelsea
Ajax 0-1 Chelsea (third kit with black socks instead of orange)
Chelsea also wore a special retro outfit in their FA Cup game against Forest (blue shirts, blue shorts and yellow socks). They also donned last season’s away kit in the 5-3 pre-season win over Reading. White socks were used in the away kit for four games on the road (Wolves, Bournemouth, Lille in the CL, Hull in the Cup)