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The best and worst efforts for the new 20-21 season, as Arsenal crowned fashion champions again


It has come later than anticipated this year but after a slight delay, new kit season is well underway.

Beady-eyed football supporters might have noticed a few clubs sporting fresh kits during the final few games of an elongated season such as Chelsea and recently relegated Bournemouth.

As tradition dictates, a few clubs used their final game of the season as an opportunity to wear next season’s colours with Arsenal, Brighton and Southampton doing so and all winning.

With the tight six-week turnaround from the end of 2019-20 to the start of 2020-21 now upon us, more and more new kits are being plastered all over social media.

Although a few clubs are keeping supporters waiting, i has run the rule over those kits that have already dropped, rating the very good to the hideously bad.

The good

Arsenal home

Adidas knocked it out of the park with their first Arsenal kits in three decades last season with fans lapping up the simple yet sleek home kit and throwback ‘bruised banana’ inspired away offering.

This year’s home kit is even better than last year’s with an art deco effect across the front working spectacularly. Bravo.

Arsenal’s new home kit as modelled by Granit Xhaka (Photo: PA)

Everton home

Hummel in the Premier League. What more is there to say?

Manchester City home

Phil Foden should see plenty of action in City’s new kit (Photo: Getty)

Puma didn’t do a Sterling job – pun intended – of their first Manchester City home kit last season, but this shattered glass look is much better. Looked great on during City’s 5-0 thrashing of Norwich.

Southampton third

Southampton have bizarrely released their third kit before their away. It doesn’t matter, though, as any club taking inspiration from Peru’s classic white top and red sash look gains our utmost respect.

The ok

Brighton home

This shirt is perfectly reasonable and the old school collar works wonders. It just doesn’t look like a Brighton kit for me, Clive.

Chelsea home

Christian Pulisic isn’t a fan of the new shirt by the looks of it (Photo: Reuters)

It is a million times better than last season’s but does look a bit too much like a training kit. If it wasn’t for the enormous 3 logo, it might have been top rather than middle tier.

Chelsea away

Chelsea wore their new away kit during the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace (Photo: AP)

As above. The ‘cobalt tint’ is nice. The random lines dotted about the place? Not so much.

Leicester City home 

Leicester City wore their new home kit against Manchester United (Photo: Getty)

You can’t go too far wrong with Leicester City’s colours and Adidas have kept this season’s offering nice and simple: blue, white and a splash of gold.

Newcastle home

Newcastle wore their new kit against Liverpool on the final day (Photo: Getty)

Like last years, just with more stripes. *shrugging emoji*

Tottenham away

That green with that pink shouldn’t really work but it kind of does. Maybe. Could be a grower.

West Ham home

As long as Michail Antonio keeps scoring a goal a game, West Ham fans won’t care what their strip looks like. Has a classic feel to it.

The ugly

Tottenham home

Nike, you had one job. In theory, it should be impossible to screw up a Tottenham home shirt: white body, navy trim, done. Sadly, they did. Not even the devilishly handsome Son Heung-min can save it.

West Brom away

Unless there’s a scientific theory that varying levels of stripe thickness improves performance, we cannot see the need for three, maybe four? different kinds of stripes on the same shirt. In the bin you go.

West Ham away

There is no getting away from it. This is an absolute shocker.

Wolves home

It would have been perfectly acceptable were it not for the massive black panels on the sides. A thumbs down.

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