Third kits were first used in 1966 where the club wore an orange kit for a league match against Manchester City. Third kits started to appear in th early 80s where they were predominantly white and red. Yellow was first introduced in 1991.
In the last ten seasons adidas have produced unique shirts including a Pale Green kit and a highlighted yellow kit. Chelsea are known to have eccentric third kits.
adidas complete Chelsea's kit collection in elegant style through a crisp white/blue look for 2016/17. Starting with the ever favourable base-coat of pure white, adidas ensure a clean visual for Chelsea's third shirt for the upcoming season whilst also incorporating passionate club inspired touch [...]
Premier League champions Chelsea have officially launched their new third kit to be worn in the the UEFA Champions League and Cup matches. Last headlining a black third kit in the 2012-13 season, the all new third shirt for the Blues is one of the classiest kit releases for the 2015-16 season by [...]
Having launched their new home and away kits for the 2014-15 season, Chelsea have now revealed their new third kit. Again supplied by adidas, the new Chelsea third shirt offers a modern and new design boasting a mostly dark blue coloured shirt with sky blue trim [...]
The Chelsea 2014-15 third kit features two different tones of blue. A dark blue is inspired by the dark navy colours Chelsea wore in the 2009-10 season when the Blues won the Premier League and FA Cup which was the only other time Chelsea have worn dark blue. The unique feature of the shirt is a sound wave graphic on the front which is a design which symbolizes the volume of support from the fans at every away game. The third kit is completed with dark blue shorts and socks with sky blue applications like what is seen on the shirt.
The Chelsea 2013-14 third kit is mainly black with metallic silver details. The new design continues a tradition of black-based kits manufactured by adidas for Chelsea since 2006. Black is a colour long associated with the club as the first kits featured black socks until 1959, with the first all-black away kit debuted in the 2002-03 season. The third kit is completed with black shorts and socks with silver trim.