The Chelsea F.C. home kit is the kit worn by the Chelsea F.C. first team primarily during home matches, and also during away matches with teams who wear opposite colour kits. Over the years the kits have gone though several changes. The first kits from the clubs founding in 1905 to 1920 were eton blue shirts with white pants. In 1920 the colours changed to royal blue shirts and white pants. In 1964 then manager Tommy Docherty decided to change the club's kit to blue shirts and pants with white socks. Docherty believed that this made the colours more modern and distinctive. The home kit today is changed every year with a different design.


Chelsea were one of the first English football clubs to include sponsors on the front of their jerseys after agreeing to a deal with Gulf Air in 1983. In 2005 Samsung signed an £18million sponsorship deal with Chelsea that will last until 2015.

Shirt SponsorsEdit

  • 1983–1984: Gulf Air
  • 1987–1993: Commodore
  • 1993–1994: Amiga
  • 1994–1997: Cools
  • 1997–2001: Autoglass
  • 2001-2005: Fly Emirates
  • 2005-2015: Samsung

Kit ManufacturersEdit

As of 2006 Chelsea's kits have been manufactured by the German sportswear company Adidas in a deal worth £19 million a season.

  • 1975–1981: Umbro
  • 1981–1986: Le Coq Sportif
  • 1986–1987: Chelsea Collection
  • 1987–2006: Umbro
  • 2006-: Adidas

Kit HistoryEdit