Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Man City and Man Utd reveal kits for 2021/22; strips include a 'bolted pinstripe' detail, an 'abstract, kaleidoscopic design', a retro shirt 'ready for the future' and a retro offering inspired by a side that came to be nicknamed 'The Black Watch'
Thursday 16 September 2021 09:42, UK
Premier League sides are dropping their 2021/22 kits - which strips get your approval?
In partnership with adidas, Arsenal have unveiled their home kit for the 2021/22 season which challenges the orthodox surrounding the club's traditional shirt style.
The red body and white sleeves remain, but those iconic white accents also venture on the body of the kit, with white panels encasing the central red theme.
The shirt, which has collegiate navy adidas stripes on the shoulders, is capped off by Arsenal's traditional white shorts and white socks.
Arsenal's new light yellow away strip for the 2021/22 season pays tribute to the 1971 Double winners, with the slogan "Inspired by the past, ready for the future".
The current badge is replaced by the famous single cannon, which first graced the Arsenal shirt at the start of the 1921/22 season - a century ago.
There are intricate details to this design, with the club motto "Victoria Concordia Crescit" embroidered on the hem of the shirt, which is accompanied by yellow shorts and socks.
Arsenal's third kit features turquoise and navy lightning strikes with red accents, in a nod to Nike designs of the '90s. The shorts and socks are blue.
Aston Villa have launched their new home Kappa kit for the 2021/22 season, taking inspiration from the past success of the team through contrasted pinstripes within bigger vertical stripes.
The design features a double round neck and contrasted collar while the light blue sleeves and the bottom part of the shirts will feature a colour contrasted insert.
The kit also features a 3D silicone Villa crest, as well as the club's iconic lion displayed at the top of the reverse.
Villa's Kappa away kit is inspired by the 40th anniversary of the club's historic European Cup triumph in 1982.
The club's unforgettable 1-0 win over Bayern Munich on a sweltering night at De Kuip Stadium in Rotterdam clinched the most prestigious prize in European football.
The shirt is modelled around the iconic white base with claret pinstripes on the front, as well as containing a double round neck and contrasted collar.
The garment also displays contrasted sleeves in white and claret with a sky blue inside collar tape. Claret shorts and white socks complete the strip.
Brentford kick off their first campaign in the Premier League in a traditional red and white stripe kit as they entertain Arsenal on the opening night of the season, live on Sky Sports.
The home shirt features a red and white neckline, full colour woven Brentford crest and the iconic Brentford bee on the back of the neck.
The predominantly red and white stripe top will be paired with black shorts with a red side panel, and black socks with white and red hoops.
Away from home, the Bees will play in a visually striking 'buttercup' yellow.
A tonal sting graphic provides depth to the design, with a tonal woven crest and stylised V neckline adding to an eye-catching look. Yellow shorts and socks complete the kit.
The 2021/22 season will mark 10 years at the American Express Community Stadium for Brighton, who will return to classic stripes to commemorate the occasion. An inscription on the inside back of the shirt provides a nod to the club's decade at the Amex.
The shirt, which was worn against Manchester City during Brighton's final home game of the 2020/21 campaign, is made from 100 per cent recycled polyester fibres.
The blue shorts are accompanied by a yellow trim with the strip completed by white socks.
The Seagulls have also unveiled their new stylish turquoise away strip.
The shirt is made with at least 75 per cent recycled polyester fibres, with Dri-FIT technology and mesh on the back and sides for additional breathability.
The new Nike design is slim fit for a tailored feel with the side panels shaped like a lightning bolt.
Burnley have brought a contemporary twist to their traditional claret and blue home shirt with all-new graphic sleeves.
The club have announced a multi-year extension with kit supplier Umbro and are celebrating the partnership in style.
The shirt features a mock collar rib neckline, full colour woven applique crest, embroidered diamond, bespoke back neck sign-off, micro eyelet back panel to wick away sweat and a dropped hem with side vent detail.
Chelsea's 2021/22 home kit is made with 100 percent recycled polyester fabric and inspired by the "abstract, kaleidoscopic designs of optical art," according to kitmaker Nike.
Traditional blue is paired with a yellow trim, while "CFC" is knitted into the back neck.
Chelsea have returned to a yellow shirt for their away kit this season, a regular colour throughout the club's history. They last wore yellow jerseys on the road in the 2018/19 season, during which they won the Europa League.
The shirt is made with recycled plastic bottles and features thin black stripes and black features. 'Pride of London' is also printed inside the shirt among other small details.
The kit will be completed with yellow shorts and black socks and Nike describes it as "marking a new era of youthful energy taking over the club."
Crystal Palace's new home kit gives a nod to the club's historic association with the sash, as diagonal red and blue stripes cut across the front of the shirt.
Their Puma away kit sees the club return to yellow.
Palace first sported yellow away kits in the 1960s, and defender Tyrick Mitchell was among those to model the latest design.
The South London club are also paying tribute to their origins by launching a new special edition third kit. The light blue and white design celebrates the roots of Palace 160 years ago.
The pattern is based on the colours and design worn by the first-ever team from the Crystal Palace Club, which was set up by cricketers who wanted to keep fit during the winter months.
Everton's 2021/22 hummel home kit is inspired by the city's links to the 'Dazzle' pattern and launched with a video featuring Evertonians from around the world.
This environmentally friendly kit - complete with white shorts with royal blue and yellow detailing, and white socks - is manufactured using material produced from eight recycled plastic bottles.
The shirt features a two-tone patterned blue shirt and the use of the 'Dazzle' pattern is inspired by the role of the city of Liverpool and its docks in painting naval ships with the inventive and bold livery during the First World War.
The women's home kit, with MegaFon as its principal partner, is available to buy for the first time.
Everton's newly-launched away kit for the 2021/22 season pays homage to one of the Toffees' earliest strips.
The retro hummel offering is inspired by the kit worn by the Everton team of 1881/82 - a side that came to be nicknamed 'The Black Watch'.
The black shirt with statement burnt orange sash and accompanying black shorts and black socks will be worn by Carlo Ancelotti's side in their final Premier League fixture of the 2020/21 campaign at Manchester City.
Room for one more? Everton have also released their new stylish third shirt. The white, navy and yellow offering is a reinterpretation of the club's pioneering away strip of the late 1950s.
As with the 2021/22 home and away kits, the strip features hummel's cutting-edge ECO8 technology, meaning its environmentally friendly fabric is manufactured using eight recycled plastic bottles.
Everton's change strip between 1958 and 1960 featured a thick horizontal blue line across its middle, with thinner amber bands on either side.
Worn by the likes of Goodison giants Dave Hickson, Bobby Collins and Brian Labone, the kit was the first to move away from the plain white shirt and dark shorts that had formed Everton's away look since the early 1920s, injecting colour and design.
The recreation sees the stripe element flipped to run vertically down the front of the shirt.
Leeds herald the start of their second season back in the Premier League with a snazzy new home shirt to accompany their swashbuckling football.
The adidas design is made with Primegreen, a high-performance recycled material, the soft, textured fabric joins forces with moisture-absorbing AEROREADY to ensure a comfortable wear.
Midfield playmaker Raphinha was on hand to model the shirt for the kit launch, with the shirt accompanied by traditional white shorts and socks.
Leicester enter the third year of their partnership with German heavyweight brand adidas with their new home shirt worn during the final day of the 2020/21 season against Tottenham.
The club's sponsor remains King Power, the name of the Thai retail group that is run by Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, but the sponsor for next season has now been confirmed as FBS, an online trading company.
The blue shirts will be accompanied by white shorts and blue socks next campaign.
Leicester's new away kit features a mint green shirt, with differing shaded squares in a checked pattern and navy blue features. It will be paired with navy blue shorts and mint socks.
Both shirts have been modelled in partnership with first-team players from the men's and women's teams, supporters, and members of the Leicestershire community and beyond.
Liverpool's 2021/22 home kit pays homage to when the Reds introduced a full red kit for the first time in the club's history in 1964, on the basis it would provide them with a psychological edge.
The full red kit represents power, complemented by the injection of energy in the form of the glow of bright crimson, with the bolted pinstripes representing this sense of danger and is made from 100 per cent recycled polyester fabric.
The club have also unveiled a striking new away strip for the new campaign. The kit is a nod to a cult classic of the 1996-97 season with its off-white stone and teal colours.
Curtis Jones, said: "I think the fans will love this one. It's a perfect reflection of the city and you can see the inspiration throughout the design with a throwback to the 90s."
For this season's third kit, Liverpool will wear a bright yellow shirt with red checkaboard trim and features. It draws inspiration from The Kop and the community who have become the authentic voice of the club.
A club statement read: "The bold yellow jersey is representative of the club's rich history in the colour. The red-and-yellow chequered trim on the collar draws on the passion of The Kop and the flags that fill the stands, while pinstripes highlight the tight bond between the club and its community."
Manchester City have unveiled their new Puma home kit, which is inspired by Sergio Aguero's iconic 93:20 goal from the incredible 2011/12 season that provided one of the greatest moments in the Premier League and the club's history.
The memory of the legendary 93:20 season is seen through the new home kit as a striking all-over repeated graphic of a digital clock, paying tribute to the remarkable generation of players and the last-minute strike that sealed the league in a way no football fan could ever have predicted.
The home jersey is complemented by sky blue shorts and hooped socks to complete the look.
"Witnessing that moment is something I will never forget. When the goal went in, we knew we had just seen greatness, something special," Sky Sports' Micah Richards told the club's website.
"The league was hanging in the balance and then to secure it in the final minute, in that fashion, I don't think will ever be replicated.
"The new kit is a perfect tribute to one of the greatest moments in City's history."
Man City are also using their away kit as a force for good. It honours the club's global charity initiative, Cityzens Giving, and has partnered with water technology company Xylem to shine a light on water, sanitation and hygiene, and clean water access for communities in need.
A Man City press release said: "The ambition is to reach over 10,000 young people in three continents, focusing on Manchester, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Mumbai."
The white shirt has features in an ombre style, moving from pinks and purples into aqua and dark green colours. It will also feature water droplets throughout the design and is made using Dope Dye manufacturing process to reduce the amount of water and dye used during production.
Manchester United's eagerly-awaited new adidas home shirt was unveiled on July 15, taking inspiration from the home kits from the 1960s.
The club website says: "TeamViewer's name adorns the shirt, beneath the adidas logo and iconic Manchester United crest, to make this home shirt feel like an instant classic, whilst the ribbed collar and cuffs lock in comfort and a heritage feel."
The shirt is a simple design, with gold trimmings throughout and a gold devil on the shirt, shorts and socks.
There is a nod to the past about Man Utd's away kit, a recreation of the iconic 'snowflake' jersey of 1990-92 - one of the most popular kits in the club's history.
The new changed threads are described as a "celebration of youth, defiance and the next generation."
Jadon Sancho and Paul Pogba were among those to model the white and blue shirt design, which is accompanied by blue shorts and 'snowflake' socks.
Newcastle's new Castore home shirt references the famous jersey worn during the 'Entertainers' era of the mid-1990s, featuring a retro-inspired black and white shirt with a mandarin collar.
The new design contains a black stripe down the shirt's centre, wider white stripes either side and large black side panels, with light blue accents beneath the collar buttons and across the back to compliment the colour of the scroll on the club's famous crest.
As a nod to the club's fans, the words 'Black and White Army' adorn the inside of the collar, while the Castore slogan 'Better Never Stops' is inscribed at the base of the shirt.
Traditional black shorts with a thin white and light blue side stripe and black socks which feature a white turnover and light blue trim completes the kit.
Newcastle have also unveiled a new black, grey and gold away kit which features distinctive horizontal stripes across the shirt, with a sleek white and gold collar.
The shirt is teamed with black shorts and black socks with a gold turnover.
For matches where the shorts and socks may clash, there will be alternate gold shorts and gold socks available to the first team.
Norwich City have revealed their new Joma home kit with the design featuring a nod to the club's famous Canaries nickname - the green sleeve pattern inspired by the wings of the canary on the crest.
Other detailing, across the predominantly yellow body, include a green panel across the top of the shoulders and a vertical strip under each arm down to the hip.
Woven into the collar of the shirt are the club's six values - growth, integrity, belonging, resilience, pride and commitment.
The new shirt is made from 100 per cent recycled polyester.
Norwich's away shirt also takes inspiration from the wings of the canary, with this design featuring a classy V-neck collar, turquoise stripe detailing down the length of the body and shorts finished with tonal badges.
The classic design sees the club return to a predominantly black jacquard fabric with turquoise detailing.
The Canaries have also brought out a vibrant coral third kit which incorporates a smart vertical black stripe detailing through the centre of the front of shirt that also follows through at the top of the back of shirt.
The shirt also has a smart black and fluorescent collar V-neck and sleeve trim detailing.
Billed as a 'kit like no other', Southampton's new home strip sees the return of their traditional red and white stripes after flirting with a white sash last season.
A comedic video launching the kit heralds the return of kit supplier hummel, described as part of the Southampton DNA. It is 20 years since Southampton moved from The Dell to St Mary's, so what better time to revisit an old classic from the 2001/02 campaign - but with a nod to the future.
The 2021/22 home strip is a world-first, featuring Augmented Reality technology within a football shirt. That means fans can scan with their smartphones to bring the shirt to life and gain access to exclusive content including a 3D James Ward-Prowse in their living room.
Adult shirts are available for an affordable £55.
Saints have also revealed their black and red third kit, which pays tribute to St Mary's and The Dell.
Featuring the club's current and former homes across the front of the shirt in tone-on-tone material, the shirt displays the names of stands from both grounds printed on the inner back neck hem.
As part of hummel and Southampton's shared commitment to sustainability, the kits are made using Eco8 material, produced from recycled plastic bottles.
Tottenham's 2021/22 home kit will pay tribute to the club's iconic cockerel crest in its centenary year.
The emblem was worn by Spurs for the first time in the 1921 FA Cup final victory over Wolves and the Nike jersey will have the original cockerel features on the inner pride of the new home shirt.
The kit is completed with navy blue shorts and socks, and is made from 100 per cent recycled polyester fabric, which comes from recycled plastic bottles.
Spurs' eye-catching away kit puts "a new generation of creativity" at the heart of its design, according to Nike.
The expressive print has blue trim detail, a "venom green" swoosh and, like the club's home kit, is constructed with recycled polyester fabric.
Completing the Spurs line-up is another bright number in their third kit, which the club say has been inspired by the young people of Tottenham.
The shirt includes a nod to eight young creatives who were mentored at a local art studio alongside Nike staff in 2019, encompassing bold prints and patterns inspired by the streets of Tottenham.
Watford's new home kit for the 2021/22 Premier League season features a light yellow design, with black horizontal lines.
The strip is once again made by Kelme but there is a change of sponsorship with web-based crypto casino Stake taking over as the club's main shirt sponsor.
Black shorts and yellow socks complete the kit.
The club have also released their red away strip with black and yellow trim.
Watford enjoyed plenty of success wearing a red away kit during the 2017/18 season when finishing in 14th place in the Premier League, and they will be hoping for more good results on the road in the same colours.
The shirt features a black v-neck, and the kit is completed by red shorts and socks.
West Ham's new home kit is inspired by the iconic shirt worn by Paolo Di Canio and co at the turn of the Millennium.
The home kit features the club's traditional colours, with the shirt's claret body being complemented by blue detailing on the sleeves, white shorts and claret socks.
The Hammers' kit will grace the Premier League and Europe in 2021/22, as David Moyes' men get set for their first UEFA Europa League group campaign.
West Ham's new striking away shirt features sky-blue and white stripes.
"The away kit [focuses] on a subtle seasonal graphic paired with a front jersey stripe, combined with light sky-blue shorts with claret detailing and white socks," say Umbro of the new top.
The away shirt draws on the past, with a clear influence from the 1992 away shirt's stripes.
"The kit is sure to bring back memories of the goals of Trevor Morley and Clive Allen, the no-nonsense defending of Julian Dicks and long-serving legends Alvin Martin and Steve Potts, as the Club's modern-day heroes take the design to the current day," West Ham say of the design.
The Hammers' third offering is navy with a melange print and features claret and blue trim on the collar and sleeve cuffs.
The Umbro logo and West Ham United crest also feature a very faint blue, whilst the Betway sponsor is printed in plain white.
It's all change at Molineux for the upcoming season and that extends to Wolves' strips as adidas are replaced by Castore as the new principal kit sponsor.
The vibrant gold strip, carefully colour matched to be perfectly in line with the club's distinct pantone colour, has been bespoke designed exclusively for the Midlands club.
The home shirt will be accompanied by black shorts and gold socks for the 2021/22 season.
Wolves have also revealed their new away kit, with tonal greys and blacks combining - brought to life with flecks of gold through a modern and aggressive pattern, mirroring the club's playing style.
The jersey features Castore's signature logo in gold, while the ribbed collar and cuffs feature contrast gold taping and the Wolves back neck taping brings a personal feel to the jersey.
The shorts feature black strips and a gold Castore logo, while the socks display a black wolf head and Castore branding on the back.