CHELSEA KICK OFF THE NEW SEASON WITH HACKETT

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce that Hackett London will be our official supplier of formal wear until 2016.

The luxury British menswear brand will dress the first-team squad, management and coaching staff.

Like Chelsea, Hackett has strong links with west London, beginning life on the King's Road, and is now available in more than 50 countries including two new stores in Kuala Lumpur where the first team is currently on tour.

Ron Gourlay, Chelsea FC Chief Executive, said: 'We are very pleased to be working with an iconic and internationally renowned company like Hackett. They offer the very best in British design and fashion and we look forward to forming a fantastic partnership with them over the next three years.'

Jeremy Hackett, Chairman and Co-Founder of Hackett London, added: 'I have lived and worked in Chelsea and our flagship store is located in Chelsea, so when I was approached to dress the Chelsea team in formal kit it seemed the perfect opportunity to support the local team.

'Football has moved on tremendously in the last decade and Chelsea is now not only a first-class football team but also globally popular in markets where we too are growing our brand. The fact that Chelsea play in the Hackett colours is an added bonus.'