Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Large
Chest Measurement: 41-43 Inches / 103-110 CM
Colour: White, blue & yellow trim
Seasons: 1998/1999 & 1999/2000
Official Umbro Chelsea away football shirt from the 1998/99 season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb.
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
After a long-running legal battle, the club owner Ken Bates reunited the stadium freehold with the club in 1992 by doing a deal with the banks of the property developers, who had been bankrupted by a market crash. Chelsea's form in the new Premier League was unconvincing, although they did reach the 1994 FA Cup Final with Glenn Hoddle. It was not until the appointment of Ruud Gullit as player-manager in 1996 that their fortunes changed.
Gullit added several top international players to the side, as the club won the FA Cup in 1997 and established themselves as one of England's top sides again. Gullit was replaced by Gianluca Vialli, who led the team to victory in the League Cup Final, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final and the UEFA Super Cup in 1998, the FA Cup in 2000 and their first appearance in the UEFA Champions League. Vialli was sacked in favour of Claudio Ranieri, who guided Chelsea to the 2002 FA Cup Final and Champions League qualification in 2002–03.