Chelsea have revealed their new home kit for the 2022/23 season after uncertainty surrounding their main sponsor was finally put to bed.

The strip honours title-winning Chelsea manager Ted Drake, who took the reins 70 years ago this year before modernising the club and sealing a first ever English First Division crown in 1955.

As you might expect, the classic design is essentially plain blue all over with the Henley collar, the Nike swoosh and the main shirt sponsor Three in white. The collar also features turquoise lion detailing in a nod to Drake adding the iconic ‘lion rampant regardant’ to the club’s badge.

A club statement read: “It is 70 years since Drake joined Chelsea as manager in 1952 and his influence can still be strongly felt at Stamford Bridge, a theme continued by our new home kit, with several features a nod towards the innovative changes he made in modernising the club, producing one of the biggest turning points in our history.

“It was Drake’s work to revolutionise the club off the pitch that did much to cement his lasting legacy at Chelsea, and that is honoured in our new home kit for 2022/23.”

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