Chelsea's Thiago Silva reacts after scoring a goal on Fulham during a Premier League Summer Series soccer match, Sunday, July 30, 2023, in Landover, Md.

Ranking every Chelsea home shirt of the Premier League era

There is only so much you can do with Chelsea’s all-blue home shirt, but their various kit manufacturers of the Premier League era have certainly done their best to introduce some variety.

We’ve ranked each and every home shirt Chelsea have worn in the Premier League to date, plus their new effort for the upcoming 2023-24 campaign.

Note: this is just our opinion and we respect if you’re totally subjective judgement is entirely the opposite. If you do want to slag us off though, tweet @planetfutebol.

24. 1993-95

Between these two seasons, Chelsea changed sponsors from Amiga to Coors. They should have changed that red collar.

23. 2008-09

Chelsea managed to win the FA Cup wearing this, but they also allowed Franco Di Santo to wear the No.9 in it.

22. 1992-93

Exactly how every football shirt from 1992 should look, even down to Glenn Hoddle, David Lee and Tony Cascarino holding the trophy for the Makita Tournament.

21. 2006-08

Templated kit? Check.

Worn for a couple of cup triumphs? Check.

Worn by a couple of unnecessary high-profile signings (Shevchenko, Ballack)? Check.

Successful manager sacked during this period? Check.

Very modern football, this.

20. 2015-16

Something about this season made Jose Mourinho have a meltdown. Maybe he just didn’t like the grandad collar.

19. 1999-01

Very simple, very nice, good collar, good Autoglass sponsorship. Decent.

18. 2009-10

We’re actually quite fond of the zip collar. We’re also very fond of Carlo Ancelotti. The rest of it, less so.

17. 2001-03

We’re happy to go along with whatever Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink thinks about this shirt.

16. 2005-06

Very similar to England’s Umbro kit at the time, except blue and worn by a team which actually won things.

15. 2010-11

Quite a smart effort, but that red trim is like Marmite. Frank Lampard’s face sums it all up.

14. 2022-23

A lovely, simple effort that would be several places higher if Nike had only applied the same less-is-more approach to the collar.

For better or worse, a shirt that will forever be associated with the arrival of Todd Boehly and with him a small army of new signings. A shirt that will forever be associated with an absolute calamity of a season.

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13. 2023-24

The colours on the badge and Nike Swoosh are certainly bold. We approve on that front.

And sometimes a sponsorless shirt is bloody beautiful. Less is more and all that. But sometimes they like a cheap training top you’d buy down Sports Direct for five-a-side. This one just about falls into the latter category.

12. 2019-20

This was certainly different. We quite liked it.

11. 2021-22

A pattern that will forever be associated with a forlorn-looking Romelu Lukaku.

10. 2013-14

6-0 wins over Arsenal and title hope-crushing victories at Anfield. No trophies, though.

9. 1995-97

We can’t help but think this is an Everton shirt.

8. 2018-19

Eden Hazard looks good in any kit, doesn’t he?

7. 1997-99

There was a lot going on at Chelsea during this time, and this shirt reflects that.

6. 2020-21

A Champions League-winning kit. Enough said.

5. 2003-05

It’s all about that neckline for the shirt worn in Claudio Ranieri’s final season and Jose Mourinho’s first as sh*t started to get real.

4. 2011-12


3. 2014-15

Ignore the fact this might be the only time Felipe Luis ever wore this shirt, this is an excellent kit, right?

2. 2016-17

Eden Hazard, Antonio Conte, a Premier League title. Fair f*cks.

1. 2012-13

A Europa League win in a simple, plain blue, round-neck shirt, with gold detail. Frank’s happy, look.

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