Chelsea Are Releasing A 'New Shirtholders' Shirt For £80
Chelsea are to release a new 'shirtholders' shirt that won't be worn by the players. but will be available for fans to purchase.
Designed with the help of fans who bought Chelsea's 2018/19 third kit, it has been produced in order to commemorate Chelsea's memorable 2012 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich.
The weird design, which is predominantly blue with an orange gradient, has '19/05' - the date of which Chelsea beat Bayern in their own backyard against all the odds - on the back of the shirt down at the bottom.
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As we know, Didier Drogba was the hero in that memorable night in Munich when he scored a dramatic late header in normal time and then scored the winning penalty to give Chelsea their first ever Champions League win.
The Ivorian's signature can be found in the collar of the shirt.
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The fan shirt is poised to be on sale in early 2019 and is expected to cost £80.
It follows on from the release of Manchester's United leopard-print fourth kit that won't be worn by the players and will instead be playable on FIFA 19.
The digital fourth kit went on sale on Manchester United's official website for a pricey £65 but was the definition of limited-edition.
"From digital to physical, part of a collaboration between adidas and EA SPORTS, this limited-edition football jersey is born from fashion and inspired by upcoming street trends right from the heart of Manchester." the information section on the product on the official site reads.
"It's made from soft, moisture-wicking fabric that keeps you comfortable whether you're performing in pixels or showboating in real life. Be a gamechanger and be as progressive, innovative and bold as Manchester United's squad with the leopard-print design."
Fellow Adidas clubs, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus also had fourth kits created - though they will never be sported on the pitch.
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