Chelsea are managed by Italian coach Antonio Conte, who led Juventus to three successive Serie A triumphs between 2011 and 2014 as their manager, after winning five Serie A league titles with the same club as a player. The team is famously owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, whose money has helped propel the blues to four Barclays Premier League titles in the new millennium. On his return to the club, Jose Mourinho finished 10th in the Premier League table in the 2015/16 season, which led to his removal and replacement by the popular Italian Conte who led Italy in the 2016 European Championship.
This is the last season when football kits of Chelsea will be designed and supplied by Adidas. The deal with the German brand was cut short and American sportswear brand Nike will be designing kits for the Blue as from the 2017/18 season. The deal with Nike is worth £60 million per season and runs until 2032 in a 15-year partnership. The logo of Chelsea with the lion rampant holding a staff appears on the blue home kit of the 2016-17 season. The home shirt has a white V-neck collar and adidas trademark stripes on the sides of the body.
The away kit features a black base colour with horizontal grey stripes on the body. Bright yellow details adorn the collar, shoulders and sleeve hems. The third kit of Chelsea for the 2016-17 season has a white base colour with a blue V-neck collar, blue adidas stripes and blue sleeve hems. The kit sponsor of Chelsea is Yokohama Tyres, with a deal with Chelsea being worth £40 million per season.