Since losing to Spurs in midweek Chelsea were due to have an uphill battle against a Stoke City side who were 6 games unbeaten away from home.' 

Chelsea, however, were not in a mood to be trifled with – hammering 7 past Stoke with no reply, they were a different team to that which lost to Spurs!

As well as a change in attitude, many of the Chelsea players opted for a change in football boots to help keep one hand on the Premiership title!

Nicolas Anelka

Last week we reported that the French forward had made his long-awaited switch to the Puma PowerCat 1.10 – obviously after losing in them Anelka felt the need to switch back to his Puma v1.10’s!

Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba has been a vocal supporter of the new Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II – even having a big say over the colour scheme and ‘flicker’ technology in the upper. But that hasn’t stopped the big Ivorian from making the change back to the Black/Volt Superfly I‘s (complete with Nike (RED) laces!).

Michael Ballack

Ballack has been playing consistently in the Champions League Blue/White colourway of the Predator_X'  for months now, presumably because they’re a great match for his both his Chelsea home and away kits! But the German midfielder, instead chose the launch colourway of White/Brown/Yellow for Sunday’s game.

Salomon Kalou

Hat-trick hero Kalou was instrumental in the defeat of Stoke, claiming his first hat-trick since his days at Feyenoord. The nimble Ivory Coast international opted to wear his bright Macaw Green/Black/White adidas f50i‘s for the duration of the game – an unusual choice as he’s been wearing the Champions League Scarlet/Gold/White for the past few games.

And We doubt he’ll be switching back anytime soon!

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  1. says: Perry Groves

    Players going back to old boots kind of proves their have been too many new releases lately and its difficult for players to keep up especially when they hit form in older versions.

  2. says: kuuku

    Only two fo them are in different VERSIONS. The rest just changed their colourway, possibly for a psychological effect which obviously worked.

    Or maybe the chelsea kit guy didn’t bring in their new boots?

    Anelka’s leap is fantastic and I don’t blame Drogba for staying in that amazing black/volt colourway with red laces.

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