Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Medium
Chest Measurement: 38-40 Inches / 98-104 CM
Colour: Blue, white trim
Seasons: 2003/2004 & 2004/2005
Official Umbro Chelsea home football shirt from the 2003/04 season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
The 2003–04 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 89th competitive season, 12th consecutive season in the Premier League and 98th year as a club. Manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked on 31 May 2004 and was replaced by José Mourinho. In July 2003, long-time chairman Ken Bates sold the club to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea finished second to the unbeaten Arsenal in the Premier League. In the Champions League Chelsea reached the semi-finals against AS Monaco, but failed to reach the final, losing 5–3 on aggregate to the French side. They also exited the FA Cup in the fifth round to Arsenal and the Carling Cup in the quarter-finals to Aston Villa.
Chelsea supporter Mark Worrall chronicled the 2003–04 season in his critically acclaimed book "Over Land and Sea", which was first published in September 2004 and documented the takeover of Chelsea F.C. by Roman Abramovich and the departure of manager Claudio Ranieri.