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Chelsea debuted their new kit in the FA Cup final - but it's been shelved for Lisbon Credit: AP

Superstition: Why Chelsea will be wearing their old kit in Champions League final today after they wore new one in FA Cup

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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 in front 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 today.

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.

As a result of these two defeats, the Daily Mail reports that superstitious figures at Stamford Bridge are reverting to the old kit for today’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.

The kick-off is set for 8 pm with the majority of Blues fans flown into Portugal and then bussed straight to the stadium.

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

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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