Chelsea will battle Manchester City in the Champions League final in this season’s kit, rather than play the contest while adorning next season’s strip.
The Blues have played in two finals recently, on both occasions wearing next season’s home shirt.
However, both of those contests ended in defeat for the West London outfit.
This has seemingly led to the superstitious decision to revert back to the kit they have used for the majority of this season for when they take on City.
Technically, clubs can notify UEFA if they wish to use a kit in the final that was not registered by the cut-off date for the competition earlier in the season.
The move to play the final in the ‘current’ shirt will be backed by the more nervous, superstitious members of the Chelsea faithful, with their side boasting a less than stellar record when it comes to debuting new strips in big games.