NOW, I don’t want to get too shirty. After all, Chelsea got the new season off to a good start at Goodison Park with a win against Frank Lampard’s Everton.

But that weird new striped away kit will take some getting used to.

OK, it’s apparently made from recycled plastic bottles, which is obviously a good thing. But the white shirts have strange horizontal stripes of a pale, turquoisey colour.

They look like old QPR tops that have been left in the washing machine so long that the sharpness has faded and everything has got a bit baggy and saggy.

Jorginho’s penalty was the difference between the sides as Tom Tuchel’s men triumphed, with debuts for newbies Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella (who picked up an early booking).

Things are slowly calming down at Stamford Bridge after the ructions of last season’s change of ownership, but while last weekend’s win was important, sterner tests lie ahead.

Such as Spurs’ visit to SW6 on Sunday.

Fans are hoping returning loanee Conor Gallagher will get more of a chance to prove that last season’s form at Palace was no flash in the pan. He came on in the ninth – yes ninth – minute of stoppage time against Everton, which barely gave him a chance to get used to those turquoise stripes.