Why are Chelsea wearing their old kit in Champions League final after they wore new one in FA Cup?

CHELSEA take on Manchester City in Lisbon with the Champions League trophy on the line.

The biggest club prize in European football is at stake as the two Premier League sides battle it out in Portugal infront of 16,500 fans.


Chelsea had debuted their new-look 2021/22 kit in the FA Cup final, which they lost 1-0 to Leicester earlier this month – but they won't be wearing it on Saturday.

Why are Chelsea wearing their old kit?

Since unveiling their new kit, things haven't quite gone right for Chelsea.

The strip is the same for both the men's and women's team, both of whom debuted it in finals.

But as well as that FA Cup loss to Leicester, the women's team were defeated heavily in the Champions League final against Barcelona.

As a result of these two defeats, the Daily Mail reports that superstitious figures at Stamford Bridge are reverting to the old kit for this Saturday's Lisbon showdown.

Both Chelsea and City will be wearing their home colours for the clash, which was moved from Istanbul due to Covid restrictions.

Kick-off is set for 8pm on Saturday, with the majority of Blues fans flown into Portugal and then bussed straight to the stadium.

Their new kit was unveiled earlier this month and was described by some fans as 'horrific'.

Sporting a 1960s throwback look, the zig-zag and chequerboard design has certainly proved to be divisive amongst the fanbase.

How to watch Champions League final for free

  • The Champions League final will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD, as well as BT Sport Ultimate.
  • You can catch the action on the BT Sport app which is available for download onto your mobile device, tablet or Smart TV.
  • The match will also be shown on BT Sport's YouTube channel, FREE of charge.

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