The Premier League returns this Saturday after a brief intermission following the longest season in history.
Liverpool were eventually crowned champions, while Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham secured their returns to the top flight at the start of the summer.
Kit manufacturers have worked tirelessly throughout the year to deliver new threads for teams up and down the country, only to see the release dates pushed further and further back.
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The new Premier League season is almost upon us, but how highly does your sides new kit rank? However, after months of waiting, the Premier League returns in style this weekend and we could not be more excited.
As well as new signings and a new matchday ball, the sight of a new kit really gets the juices flowing and raises the anticipation levels for a new season.
At the time of writing, Fulham are the only side to not release a new strip, but there are still 19 other varieties which will be on display this season.
But which side has the best new kit for this season and how favourably does your team’s new threads compare to the rest of the top flight? talkSPORT.com take a look.
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20. Crystal Palace
The Eagles have been bold in their new home strip, something you have to applaud.
However, this design just falls a tad flat because the top and bottom half just do not look like they match at all. It feels as though the two designs have been somewhat mashed together.
What is even worse is the fact Chelsea’s third kit looks like a better option for Palace’s home strip.
Eberechi Eze models the new Crystal Palace home strip 19. Manchester United
Ah where to start with this strip?
Firstly, it looks extremely similar to the 2017/18 strip with the crew neck collar and three stripes on the shoulder.
But you just cannot ignore the pattern on the front of the shirt which genuinely looks like something you sit on whilst making your way into the Trafford Centre.
Last season’s strip commemorating the 1999 Treble winners was a hit, this year is unfortunately not.
The new Manchester United home kit reminds some supporters of seats on city buses 18. Everton
There is a certain sense of nostalgia with football fans of this generation and Hummel, perhaps extending back to the 1992 European Championships with Denmark.
While Everton’s new kit doesn’t quite manage to achieve the same iconic status, fans will be hoping to finally end their silverware drought in this new number.
You can’t help but this looks an awful lot like the current Rangers strip, made by the same manufacturer.
The classic Hummel trim is a nice touch on the shoulders of the new Everton kit 17. West Bromwich Albion
The Baggies ended their two year exile from the top flight under the guidance of Slaven Bilic last season, with fans eagerly awaiting their first Premier League kit since 2018.
Unfortunately, the new design is unlikely to capture the imagination in quite the same way Bilic’s swashbuckling side manage to do so.
The difference in the thickness of the stripes looks a tad confusing, to say the least.
The new West Brom home kit looks more like something you scan for a price check 16. Aston Villa
For fans, this kit is a throwback to the 2007/08 team which captured the imagination of fans under Martin O’Neill.
With the likes of Ashley Young, John Carew and Gareth Barry all donning the claret and blue, Villa looked certain to break into the European places.
Admittedly, fans will have slightly lower expectations this season, yet at least they will look the part with the subtle pinstripes a nice touch.
Villa’s home strip is classic, albeit a little uninspiring
There is nothing ‘wrong’ with their new strip for the upcoming season, but it just doesn’t offer much.
Despite signing some extremely talented stars in a stellar transfer window, Frank Lampard’s side will need to provide the excitement on the pitch as their new strip is unlikely to cut it.
It’s a safe option after a rather garish shirt pattern last year, unlike Lampard’s transfer policy so far.
The Blues shirt looks more like a training top than a matchday kit 14. Fulham
The new Fulham home kit is a little bit uninspiring The Whites secured an immediate return to the Premier League via an enthralling Championship Play-Off final victory over Brentford.
Yet if the home kit for this season is anything to by, it could well fail to live up to expectations.
Scott Parker’s side looked smart in a pretty much all-white number last season, but the home shirt this year seems to have a lot more going on. It’s not, it’s just nothing special.
13. Wolverhampton Wanderers
Ever since returning to the Premier League in 2018, the Wolves home shirt has been getting darker and darker.
When they first came back, it was practically yellow and kit manufacturer adidas have settled on a very deep gold this year.
It’s not quite as bold as the 1996-98 strip, nor is it as understated as the 1988-89 edition. Falling somewhere in the middle next year will see Wolves move much higher up the list.
The black trim on the sleeves and the large sponsor on the front dominate 12. Sheffield United
The Blades were bold and adventurous last year, so it is fitting adidas have reflected that in their number for Chris Wilder’s team to wear this year.
A firm white and black collar extends into the shoulder area, with the classic red and white stripes dominating the body.
You can’t help but feel as though the large sponsor is a bit of an eyesore and takes off crucial style points.
The Blades have opted for a retro number in their second Premier League season 11. Leeds United
The best thing about the kit is the Premier League badge on the side, absent since 2004.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men are unlikely to make many headlines with this strip, instead letting their exciting and enthralling brand of football do the talking.
However, it looks extremely like Cardiff City’s 2018/19 away strip, a season which saw the Bluebirds drop straight back down to the Championship…
adidas have played it safe with Leeds’ first Premier League kit since 2004 10. Southampton
The Saints were largely ridiculed for their kits last season and have duly taken notes to deliver a far more attractive product.
The home shirt evokes memories of Tottenham’s 2015-16 kit with the ‘seatbelt’ design, yet the contrast of the red and white and the bravery to go against the grain reflect well on adidas.
Hooped socks are always a winner and the black shorts work well with the home shirt; the typically efficient Ralph Hasenhuttl will be delighted.
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The new Southampton home kit looks less cluttered than last year’s number 9. Burnley
The Clarets are one of many clubs on this list where the design is pretty much guaranteed to stay the same, which means it is very easy to get it totally wrong.
Yet that is not the case here, with Umbro producing a rather slick home shirt for the Clarets.
Burnley aren’t reinventing the wheel but the claret stretches further down the sleeves 8. Liverpool
The Reds celebrated winning the Premier League for the first time in the history with a lucrative deal with manufacturing giants Nike.
The nod to the club’s history is a great touch with the teal trim reminiscent of the kits used in the 90’s by the likes of Fowler, McManaman and the rest of the ‘Spice Boys’.
The overlapping white collar is a lovely touch, yet the white piping down the side takes some of the gloss off this number.
Liverpool’s new Nike kit has a 90’s vibe to it with the slight addition of green 7. West Ham United
The past few years have been somewhat chaotic on the pitch for the Hammers, which was represented in their kits as well.
The claret shorts and socks did not go down well with fans at all last year, while the season before that saw the club walk out in almost exclusively claret shirts and no blue whatsoever.
This time around, it feels like a much more classic West Ham kit; perhaps because it is almost identical to the kit they were in during their last season at Upton Park. Trouble is, that one was much nicer.
The Hammers’ kit is nice, but very similar to their 2015/16 strip 6. Tottenham Hotspur
Getting the Spurs kit exactly right can be a tricky scenario, but it seems as though Nike have struck gold here.
Much like the kit worn in their last season at White Hart Lane, the combination of navy and white works perfectly and the hint of yellow in there is a nice touch too.
The pattern on the front of the shirt is a touch distracting, but this is otherwise a strong effort from Tottenham.
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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg show off the new Spurs home kit 5. Leicester City
The Foxes have seemingly been incapable of doing wrong since winning the Premier League in 2016.
In fact, their latest kit is a perfect example of just how right they get it; the collar is very similar to Real Madrid’s new kit – yet the Foxes look far smarter.
Adding the gold trim to the sleeves is a game changer, Brendan Rodgers’ men will look unreal in this.
The gold trim on the Leicester sleeves is a great touch 4. Manchester City
Puma have been bold with this year’s kit and the former Premier League champions will look great in this.
Admittedly, the ‘broken glass’ look may not be for everyone, but it’s a modern twist on an otherwise potentially boring design.
If City are as bold on the pitch this season, Pep Guardiola could well be celebrating with silverware.
The obscure pattern on the City home shirt looks better than expected 3. Arsenal
adidas have really outdone themselves with the Arsenal kits this season, check out the away shirt for yourself if you don’t believe us.
But the home shirt is the perfect combination of vintage and modern, the classic collar and sleeves dovetailing perfectly with the bold pattern on the front.
As if that wasn’t good enough, the subtle three stripes on the side look excellent as do the socks and shorts.
The Gunners have won two trophies in this kit, so it must be pretty good 2. Newcastle United
The Geordie faithful got a tad carried away at the start of the summer, dreaming about getting ‘Mbappe 7’ on the back of their new kit after the proposed Saudi Arabian takeover.
While that may not have happened, fans are still likely to flock to buy the new home shirt before the season opener against West Ham United.
What makes this kit different from previous years is the effortless design of weaving the black and white stripes together whilst also keeping the collar and shoulders simple.
The Magpies have gone back to basics with their home kit and it looks great 1. Brighton and Hove Albion
By far and away the classiest kit in the Premier League this season, Brighton and Nike have got it bang on.
The white pinstripes as opposed to thick blocks like normal are so aesthetically pleasing, but the simple white collar is what really makes this kit bang.
Unlike plenty of Premier League rivals, the Seagulls manage to combine their primary sponsor seamlessly into their new kit and it just looks the business.
The new Britghton home kit, complete with gold Swoosh, looks class
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