Chelsea's new third kit has been leaked on FIFA 23 without official release
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Chelsea fans have been left mystified after their third kit was leaked in FIFA 23 before an official release.
EA Sports' latest football game is officially released on all good consoles on Friday but those with early access have been able to get stuck in already.
And many have uncovered Chelsea's third strip despite it not even being out yet. The Blues have played in both their home and away kits this term but their alternate kit has not been on sale.
It's a late release and yet those playing the new FIFA will have been able to select a nice shiny gold, black and orange Chelsea kit manufactured by Nike.
The shorts are also gold, with the socks predominantly white with a large black and orange hoop.
Yet the only way of seeing Chelsea player sporting the kit is in the virtual world, much to the frustration of fans on social media.
Nothing to see here just FIFA 23 announcing Chelsea’s third kit before Chelsea themselves… pic.twitter.com/QxPFUTU9Fd— TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) September 26, 2022
FIFA 23 casually dropping our third kit early 💀 #Chelsea #FIFA23 pic.twitter.com/DhqoG5ODnC— 𝘿𝙚𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙣 (@declansauces) September 26, 2022
Kai Havertz wearing our unreleased third kit in Fifa 23 🟠 #CFC #ChelseaFC #Chelsea pic.twitter.com/XjPPmvEes1— 𝗣𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗜𝗣 𝗠𝗘𝗟𝗢 🥇 (@Philipmelo126) September 26, 2022
Chelsea’s 3rd Kit on Fifa 23! 😂 #fifa23 #cfc pic.twitter.com/d6fTJgqYYn— Joa G 💙⚽️💙😊⭐️⭐️ (@joa252) September 27, 2022
N'Golo Kante and Kai Havertz' virtual avatar have both been spotted wearing the kit. But from a Chelsea perspective, one would suspect they won't be best pleased with the timing and the fact that their big reveal has essentially been ruined.
FIFA 23 is the final iteration under its current form as the game will now be known as 'EA Sports FC' going forward.
Chelsea are a five-star team on the game, with Kante the west London outfit's best player on the game having been given an 89 rating.
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