As the 2018-19 season draws ever closer, clubs from the Premier League and around Europe are preparing by releasing their new kits.
It has become custom nowadays to begin every season with a new kit, be it with multiple changes or just the minor details, but there’s something about a new kit being revealed that just whets the apetite for the fun to begin again.
We’ve taken a look at some of the top clubs who have already revealed how they will look when they take to the field once more in August.
This is about as different as you could possibly expect from a shirt that has to remain predominantly red with white.
The red itself almost appears faded, the collar is like something we’ve never seen before, and they’ve added a strange pink ring onto the sleeve – where the ‘Visit Rwanda’ sponsor will sit.
Arsenal’s new kit reminds me of that episode of Friends when Ross wears the same outfit as his date pic.twitter.com/SM40ZRzakL
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 22, 2018
This is really nice, except it’s not yellow.
That Shirt/Short combo. 🔥
— Kitbag (@KitbagUK) June 7, 2018
Taking its inspiration from the 80s and 90s, Chelsea’s new design sees their traditional blue feature flashes of colour across the front.
There are two unique points to note, as inside the shirt reads the line ‘blue is the colour’, the first line in the club’s anthem, and on the back of the collar is a small lion, as is on the badge.
The stage is lit.
Introducing our 2018/19 @nikefootball home kit!
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 11, 2018
Palace are entering into a new deal with Puma, which has seen them adopt a fat stripe with a fade from the bottom, while their away kit is white with a typically popular red and blue sash.
What do you think of Crystal Palace's new Puma kit for 2018-19? pic.twitter.com/DlAlBSGiZr
— Goal (@goal) May 11, 2018
Everton’s new design is relatively straightforward, though the faux-collar is a bit unusual.
OFFICIAL: Everton have unveiled their new home kit for the upcoming 2018/19 season, they will debut it against Southampton this weekend.
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) April 30, 2018
First of all, props to Huddersfield for unveiling the kit on a new (kind of) signing. A great way to kill two birds with one stone.
We’re not convinced by the collar on the shirt, but that seems to be a theme with this season’s kits.
— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) June 8, 2018
Now this is a collar we can get behind. In fact, the whole kit is great.
There’s not a massive amount you can do with a shirt that needs to remain almost entirely blue, yet somehow this is a real fresh look. We like.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) June 1, 2018
‘This Means More’ is Liverpool’s tagline that came with the release of their *slightly* new home kit.
It features the same colour after their 2017-18 kit proved to be one of the most popular ever, sticking with a retro feel with the main alteration being the addition of a collar.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will wear the new strip for their final Premier League match of the season but will walk out in Kiev in this season’s strip for their Champions League final with Real Madrid.
Reds together. 👊
Our new 2018/19 Home Kit is now available in store. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/aGMcxbHPGF
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 11, 2018
Much disappointment was met with the release of City’s kit for the 2018-19 campaign and in truth it is a bit of a let-down.
The collar in particular has come under scrutiny, and rightly so. A poor effort.
Man City’s last three shirts, all much of a muchness. If clubs and kit manufacturers weren’t so keen on changing kits every five minutes they wouldn’t run out of ideas and inspiration. #ManCity pic.twitter.com/bhNwIz7XGe
— Kit Crimes ⚽️ (@KitCrimes) May 9, 2018
The new third kit for the forthcoming season pays tribute to United’s debut European Cup win in its 50th anniversary season.
Supposedly navy blue – though some of the lighting does make it look more grey – the shirt is detailed and sharp, and also has an important message behind it.
It has been made from recycled ocean plastic, as the club works with Parley for the Oceans to help raise awareness for the issue.
Featuring a very regal away kit, West Ham have released images modelling the kits featuring club legends such as Billy Bonds and Sir Trevor Brooking.
— #ImForever (@WestHamUtd) May 25, 2018
Fans of lots of other teams who wear red and white stripes would go mad about this, but for Atleti it’s a beaut.
We can even just about get on board with the collar. It seems actual collars are out.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 24, 2018
Following this season’s vertical fade design, Nike have opted for very thin stripes on their latest Barcelona offering.
FC Barcelona new kit 2018/19 🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/dYp24xBmU0
— Barca World (@BarcelonaFCHome) May 20, 2018
While everyone was busy speculating why Cristiano Ronaldo was the only player not to pose in the new Real Madrid kit, we were busy thinking how bloody good Toni Kroos in it.
Both the home and away kit are very Real Madrid. And very good.
— THE BEAT 97.9 FM (@THEBEAT979FM) May 30, 2018
Inter, meanwhile, haven’t diverted from what works with another simple yet elegant design in their famous black and blue.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 16, 2018
Wearing a wider stripe, meanwhile, will be Juventus, whose Adidas kit is mildly spoiled by the stuck-on sponsor’s logo across the front.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 15, 2018
You can always rely on Roma for a stellar kit, and Nike have pulled it off again, with their simple but perfect design.
— Jersey store: (@emperorjerseys) May 11, 2018
Bayern’s new design is simple yet detailed, with the front of the shirt displaying a retro diamond pattern, and the shoulder stripes paying homage to the treble-winning side of 2012-13.
— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) May 8, 2018
A fairly standard design, but typical of Dortmund’s image, the yellow and black shirt is simple but effective. The tag-line ‘The pulse of Dortmund’ says it all.
Thoughts on Dortmund's new 18/19 kit? 😍 pic.twitter.com/i1VZAOBXha
— Football Nation (@FootballNation) May 4, 2018
Did someone say England ’82?
Whatever this was inspired by, we love it.
— football.london (@Football_LDN) May 11, 2018
Is anyone else getting Barcelona?…
New PSG kit is nice. Just nice. That’s it.
“But Luke what’s your thoughts on the neckline…”
Right, take a seat. pic.twitter.com/luaIgpLHDh
— LUKE (@luke16taylor) May 11, 2018
An equally rubbish collar accompanies the new Celtic design, but their striking green and white hoops mean it’s still pleasing on the eye. Another good New Balance effort.
— Celtic FC Shop (@CelticFCShop) May 12, 2018
A massive pat on the back if you get all of these.
Juventus certainly like a good free transfer.
If Lewy leaves Bayern, someone’s in for a treat.
North Korea’s genius ploy unfortunately backfired.
Plus Fernandinho sticks up for Raheem Sterling.
Of course he meant it. He meant everything.
Only eight have lasted longer than five years.
We’re getting a bit bored of this now…
Xherdan Shaqiri always tries elasticos. He’s fun.
Roy Keane was on very good form.