Why Chelsea chose to wear a yellow jersey in the FA Cup final against Liverpool
Thomas Tuchel’s men are clearly desperate to end their miserable Wembley bad luck and are taking every step possible to ensure they can finally claim a long-awaited win under the Wembley arch
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Chelsea will line up in an all-yellow jersey at Wembley for Saturday’s FA Cup final, although there is no kit clash with opponents Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will stick to their traditional red jersey, much like they did when the two sides met at the same stadium earlier this season to play the Carabao Cup final. Chelsea have an outstanding history in the FA Cup, winning the yellow jersey competition in 2009 when they beat Everton in the final.
The Blues secured their place in this season’s final with a comfortable semi-final win over their London club Crystal Palace, a game in which they also wore yellow. The last season Chelsea wore a yellow away kit was 2018/19 – in which they won the FA Cup despite wearing blue in the final against Manchester United.
In the two full seasons since that triumph, Chelsea have impressively reached the FA Cup final on both occasions – despite losing both games and in their iconic blue shirt. Their first defeat came at empty Wembley against Arsenal before they fell again at the last hurdle against Leicester City last season.
Tuchel hopes wearing yellow will bring Chelsea much better luck as they attempt to lift the trophy of the world’s oldest competition in the same color kits as they did almost 13 years ago against another Merseyside team.
According to the statement released by the club following the unveiling of the away kit last summer, the kit Chelsea will wear at Wembley appears to be a nod to the level of young, exciting talent in their ranks.
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“The pinstripe detail is a nod to kits of the past but is refreshed with a focus on black, which is representative of this new era of youthful energy taking over the club,” the club claimed.
This final is also Chelsea’s first chance under new owner Todd Bohely, who will pick up where former boss Roman Abramovich left off. Tuchel explained that his players are not intimidated by Liverpool’s good form this season.
“I don’t care about their other titles,” the blues boss claimed before reflecting on their last meeting. “Of course we lost the final. As you know, we gave our all in that final, it was a great game that lasted until the very last penalty.
“Obviously we were unlucky and lost it. We want to turn things around. It won’t give us back the Carabao Cup title but we’re here and we were in the FA Cup final last season and it means so much to us.” . It’s the FA Cup, the most prestigious and storied trophy in the world, to be played at Wembley.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/chelsea-yellow-kit-facup-final-26962648 Why Chelsea chose to wear a yellow jersey in the FA Cup final against Liverpool