The 2016/17 SoccerStarz collection saw just 5 Chelsea figures released. The reason why the release was so low is that the kit was not updated, it was the same as the 2015/16 kit, given how the actual 2016/17 Chelsea kit varied so little to the kit from the season before.
David Luiz was welcomed back to Stamford Bridge and swiftly added back into the Chelsea range, as were new signings of Belgian international Michy Batshuayi, who was previously released in Belgium colours and Olympique Marseille. Joining Batshuayi was fellow Summer singing N'Golo Kante, who made his big money move from Premier League champions Leicester City. Thibaut Courtois was released in a new 2016/17 goal keepers kit.
Brazilian play maker Willian was released in 2016/17 away kit but only inside the Elite Foil Bag!
It is worth mentioning that Diego Costa and Willian were both released in single blisters but with updated mini Top Trumps cards, which featured 4 stats, the 2015/16 card had 5 stats, however the figures are exactly the same!
Pedro was also released in single blister pack with a mini top trumps card, the 2015/16 blister version had him with a sales leaflet, however the figure still has his squad number of 17, despite his change to 11, only time would tell if this shirt number change would get updated onto his SoccerStarz figure.
Sadly there was no figure of manager Antonio Conte, however collectors hoped it would only be a matter of time before the passionate Italian entered the SoccerStarz collection.
Elite Bag Exclusive