The Premier League season is finished, but luckily EURO 2016 is just around the corner. Clubs will be busy on the search for new players in the transfer window but each club’s new kits are currently being unveiled to fill the minute gap in between!
The Premier League is home to some of the biggest clubs in the world, but over the past few seasons we have seen some absolutely shocking kits. Liverpool’s away kit from 2013/14 is perhaps the worst kit of all time, but thankfully, the shirts that have already been shown to the public are really quite nice – champions Leicester actually played their title claiming match against Everton in their kit for the upcoming season.
With Premier League players as role models for millions of people around the world and constantly in the spotlight of the media, all the players will be hoping that their kits make them stand out, and not in a bad way!
So here are the best TEN Premier League kits so far for next season…
Arsenal revealed their new home kit after pictures were released of new signing Granit Xhaka in the shirt before the club had announced either he had signed, or shown the fans the new shirt! The Puma kit is similar to last season’s, but this time without the collar. There is a line down the middle of the shirt which could represent the split in the Arsenal logo, or the split between the Wenger in – Wenger Out brigades.
Fans have all been given a glimpse of Leicester’s new kit – the players actually wore the kit on the day that they held the Premier League title. The kit is a darker royal blue and has plenty of gold on. The gold is joined by the golden Premier League badges on the sleeves which all title-winners have on their shirts.
As per usual, the City home strip is a basic sky blue, but this year’s outfit is pretty smart. The black edges to the kit give the players an intimidating look and Pep Guardiola will be hoping it is a kit that brings the club lots of success.
Sunderland survived in the last few matches of the Premier League season and will be facing the big guns for at least another year. The new Sunderland kit is like previous years, but the players are big fans of the new strip. Jermain Defoe said: “The Sunderland shirt is iconic and instantly recognisable across the world. Every player is tremendously proud to pull on the historic red and white stripes and we love this new shirt.”
Chelsea may have had a disastrous campaign but at least the fans and players will be wearing a nice shirt next season! The kit is obviously a dark blue but this year, Adidas have imprinted small Chelsea logos throughout the shirt, perhaps in case the players forget where they are playing as they seemed to this year.
Stoke have gone for the smart look this tear. The Potters will be playing with a colour on their strip next term. The kit actually resembles the shirts that Atletico Madrid have been playing in over the past few seasons but it is unlikely that we will see Stoke in a Champions League Final anytime soon.
Another interesting design here, West Brom have decided to play with no collar but the shirt has buttons at the top. The top lining of the shirt is a brand new feature for the Baggies, there is now sky blue in the strip which makes the kit different to other years.
Liverpool unveiled their new home strip to the fans a few weeks ago and the fans and players love it. The kit is a strong, darker red and really stands out. The kit is actually hooped, but the colours blend into the shirt. Liverpool fans will hope to improve on their 8th place finish as well as two cup final defeats in this kit.
United fans were getting worried as they hadn’t seen themselves in the gallery so far but no need to fear. The United away kit is perfect this season. A softer material in a royal blue colour, the shirt is both comfy and smart. The kit is a bit like that of Real Madrid a few years ago but perhaps Jose Mourinho will mistake this shirt for a Chelsea one.
The only club to make FootballFanCast’s favourite kits with both their home and away kits is the club from the Britannia. Stoke’s sky blue away kit is a throwback to the kits that the club wore thirty-forty years ago but the kit is smart, and Shaqiri and co. will be hoping to break into the European positions in their two new strips next season.