Chelsea poke fun at themselves as they reveal their gold third kit with a clip of the team wearing it on FIFA 23 – after it was leaked on the video game first – as fans joke that the club took ‘100 years’ to unveil the design
- Chelsea have released their third kit this afternoon after it was previously leaked
- The Blues mocked themselves on social media by posting a clip from FIFA 23
- The kit was previously revealed on the video game before the club’s unveiling
- Fans poked fun at the gag and criticised how long it took to release the kit
Chelsea have revealed their new third kid, mocking themselves by using a FIFA 23 clip of the team wearing the strip.
Images of the new gold, black and orange design were leaked on FIFA 23 following its release this week, leaving fans baffled as to why the club hadn’t released the new colours.
But the kit has now been revealed, with the Blues Twitter account posting a video of the team lining up in the kit on the video game in an attempt to make light of the situation.
Chelsea’s new third kit was leaked on FIFA 23 before the club unveiled it themselves today
The strip is predominantly gold, but it also features black and orange sleeve trim, black logos and white socks with a black-orange-black hoop.
Chelsea fans appear to be split down the middle over their new gold kit, but few could understand why it was yet to be released.
One supporter wrote on Twitter: ‘We’ve come to a point where the club can’t be a***d to do the bare minimum.’
Another asked: ‘Why on earth has this not been released or announced yet?’
The London club released their third strip much later than usual for reasons which are unclear
The reaction to the reveal video has also been largely negative, with fans questioning the nature of the announcement as well as criticising how long it took the release the kit once again.
‘No way our kit release was on fifa’, one supporter Tweeted in reply.
‘Possibly the worst kit announcement of all time,’ said another. @TweetChelseaUK added: ‘100 years later.’
The kit will be available to buy from October 6.
Graham Potter is set to be without four players for his first league game as Chelsea manager
The Blues are preparing for Graham Potter’s first league match in charge of the club when they take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park tomorrow.
Potter’s side will be without four first team players for the game, with N’Golo Kante, Marc Cucurella, Edouard Mendy and Carney Chukwuemeka all set to miss out.
Former Brighton boss Potter replaced Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge earlier this month but the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the latest international break has delayed his league bow for three weeks.