The reason Chelsea will be playing in a different kit vs Nottingham Forest

Chelsea face Nottingham Forest this afternoon in the third round of the FA Cup and they will be donning a new kit.

It’s 50 years since the Blues won the FA Cup at the end of the 1969/70 season, with the club and Nike deciding to commemorate the victory over Leeds United.

Chelsea have chosen to re-imagine the kit worn back in the 1970 FA Cup final, a game which is still one of the most iconic in the club’s history.

The Blues drew 2-2 against Leeds at Wembley as even extra-time led to no winner. This meant a replay at Old Trafford, with the match again going to extra-time.

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David Webb came up with the winner in extra-time as they won the FA Cup for the first time.

The new kit above features an iconic gold lion badge, and advertising as usual from the club’s partners Yokohama Tires, Hyundai and Nike – but all logos have been matched with the colour of the kit to blend in.

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“It’s a classy, stylish and sophisticated shirt,” Mason Mount told the club website last month.

“A great way of remembering the iconic team of 1970 that paved the way for the successes of today.

“We know fans of all ages are going to love its simple design.”

Chelsea take on Forest at 2:01pm at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.