Throwback To When Chelsea Wore Coventry's Away Kit To Play A Match And Still Lost 3-1

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On April 5 in 1997, a bizarre event happened in English football when Chelsea visit Highfield road to take on Coventry in a league game.

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The west London side on getting to the stadium brought a kit (home) that has the same color clashing with the home top of their opponent, Coventry. so Chelsea has to change their top to another one since they are the ones visiting. Unfortunately, Chelsea didn't travel with their away kit which made them to be forced to use the away top of Coventry to play.

Chelsea kept their shorts and socks, and only had a change of top to that of Coventry's away Jersey.

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It's an unusual event in football as the likes of top Chelsea players (Di Matteo, Mark Hughes, and Francisco Zola) were seen in a rival's shirts.

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However, Chelsea won by 1-0 at halftime, thanks to Paul Hughes's goal. But in the second half, Coventry turned it around as Dion Dublin, Paul Williams, and Noel Whelan completed the comeback for a 3-1 win.

Chelsea finished as fifth on the EPL Table that season, while for conventry, the win helped them to survive relegation and stay in the Premier League.

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