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It's been a summer like no other in the Premier League with little time passing between the end of one season and the start of another.

But nothing brings about a new campaign like a mass changing of football strips, with many top flight clubs releasing three brand new designs on an annual basis now.

Some even like to unveil their new strips before a season is over (looking at you Bournemouth) while others can keep their powder dry even up to the start of a new campaign.

Either way, Sportsmail will keep you up-to-date here over the summer with all the official match strip releases (and a few of the leaked ones) from every Premier League side.

Arsenal

HOME KIT

Arsenal have endured a rotten few years outside of the Champions League and there is little understanding right now of what direction the club is heading in.

And that brings us to their home shirt for the 2020-21 season. It seems a fitting one too as it features monochrome arrows in opposing directions and interlocking with each other. The team photo could be amusing, Clowns to the left, jokers to the right... you know the rest.

Although not unique in the club's history, it's rare for the Gunners to adopt a monchrome red pattern on the front of their kits and all joking aside it's a welcome fresh take from adidas.

HOME KIT VERDICT: 7/10 

Arsenal's new home kit features opposing red arrows on the body of the shirt

Arsenal's new home kit features opposing red arrows on the body of the shirt

It was worn for the first time on the final day of the 2019-20 campaign against Watford

It was worn for the first time on the final day of the 2019-20 campaign against Watford

The monochrome arrows feature on the reverse of the shirt, with white shorts and red socks completing the Gunners' home strip for the 2020-21 season

The monochrome arrows feature on the reverse of the shirt, with white shorts and red socks completing the Gunners' home strip for the 2020-21 season

AWAY KIT (not yet official)

A leaked Arsenal away strip has also been doing the rounds and it features the kind of design you would want to leak to perhaps test the water before you release it.

Some have compared it to a raspberry ripple ice-cream, others were a bit more graphic by believing it was more like a blood stained jersey. Surely though the big alarming point is there is far too much Tottenham white isn't there? This might just be the best Rorschach test to conduct on an Arsenal supporter.

Arsenal's away kit for the 2020-2021 season has been leaked on Twitter by FootyHeadlines

Arsenal's away kit for the 2020-2021 season has been leaked on Twitter by FootyHeadlines

Aston Villa

HOME KIT

Premier League safety is secured for another season, but Aston Villa look set to keep their powder dry as they look to kick on in 2020-21, at least on the kit front.

Kappa's latest design is quite standard. Claret body with blues sleeves feature again, although the woven in monochrome stripes are a nice attention to detail.

Some may even consider the strip a little boring but with varied kit suppliers producing some tacky home strips in recent years, this should be quite popular with supporters.

HOME KIT VERDICT: 7/10 

John McGinn helped reveal Aston Villa's new home kit ahead of the 2020-21 campaign

John McGinn helped reveal Aston Villa's new home kit ahead of the 2020-21 campaign

Brighton & Hove Albion

HOME KIT

A fourth consecutive season in the Premier League beckons for Brighton and in an attempt to avoid going a little stale, there has been a fresh look to their home strip.

The Seagulls are familiar with playing in blue and white stripes but their history has seen plenty of alterations with the home design, if not the colours.

This year's home offering might just be tier boldest take since 1994, when short shorts were still a thing, and ghastly thin stripes across the front which made them look like running optical illusions. 

Thankfully though, Nike's effort to kit them out in a blue design with white pin stripes and a smart collar to match looks ace. We're not sure about the need for the dark trim on the socks, but that's being unfairly picky.

HOME KIT VERDICT: 8/10 

Tariq Lamptey shows off the new Brighton kit on the final day of the 2019-20 Premier League season

Neal Maupay also shows off the new strip that features a blue base complimented by white pin stripes

Brighton's new home strip features a blue base complimented by white pin stripes and a collar

The Seagulls wore the new strip on the final day of the 2019-20 season against Burnley

The Seagulls wore the new strip on the final day of the 2019-20 season against Burnley

Chelsea

HOME KIT

Chelsea have been forced into releasing their new home kit before the end of the season after their sponsorship with Yokohama tyres expired at the end of June.

Gone is the crazy paving and in comes a cleaner strip with navy blue trim around the neck and sleeves. It may look simple but it's a combination not done by the club before and is a marked upgrade on last term. Fans are sure to appreciate 'The Pride of London' stitched into the fabric.

With some big signings coming into the side for the 2020-21 season, Chelsea could target a treble winning season of some kind. Then that new sponsorship with 'Three' will really look the part... or the summer spend up could see a title challenge fall flat and just confirm their final Premier League position. Either way a thumbs up for Nike, here.

Home kit verdict: 8/10 

Chelsea have unveiled their fresh home shirt with new sponsors Three on the front

Chelsea have unveiled their fresh home shirt with new sponsors Three on the front

Tammy Abraham models the shirt which has the phrase 'The Pride of London' embossed into it

Tammy Abraham models the shirt which has the phrase 'The Pride of London' embossed into it

AWAY KIT

Well we already know where this kit will not be worn next season, and that's the Etihad Stadium.

That's because on a casual glance this has all the hallmarks of being a Manchester City strip - although to avoid that colour association, the club refer to its colour as arctic blue.

We would let that slide being it is an away kit and colours to a certain extent can be experimented with. The minor irritation with this strip is that the dashes on it make it look like a pajama top. For the sake of supporters let's hope their performances in it next term do not send anyone to sleep (ba-dum-tish). Stil, there will be worse kits unveiled this season.

AWAY KIT VERDICT: 7/10 

Chelsea have unveiled a new 'Arctic blue' away kit, which they will wear on Tuesday night - Mason Mount is a fan

Chelsea have unveiled a new 'Arctic blue' away kit, which they will wear on Tuesday night - Mason Mount is a fan

The sky blue strip also features dark blue trimmings on the sleeves and V-neck collar

The sky blue strip also features dark blue trimmings on the sleeves and V-neck collar

THIRD KIT (Not yet official)

The Chelsea third kit, or a Crystal Palace design gone wrong?

Either way we are not convinced by this one. Filed in the 'believe it when we see it' category, and even then we would then have to rub our eyes again in disbelief.

Pictures of Chelsea's leaked potential third kit for the 2020-21 season have surfaced online

Pictures of Chelsea's leaked potential third kit for the 2020-21 season have surfaced online

Crystal Palace

HOME KIT

No messing about from Puma this year. Three new Palace kits, all with the same design but which version is best?

The middle stripe, with additions to the side of the kit ensure a unique take from a typical stripe and that in itself deserves praise for originality.

It's not going to become an iconic sash anytime soon, but it's a smart enough home strip for Palace supporters to enjoy and it's the best of the trio of kits on offer this term.

HOME KIT VERDICT: 7/10

Crystal Palace have released a unique stripe design for their home kit this term

Crystal Palace have released a unique stripe design for their home kit this term

AWAY KIT

Nothing wrong with a white strip complimented by read and blue. For a long time they were considered the home colours for the Eagles.

But here it just does not look quite right. Is it the new gold sponsor perhaps being a bit intrusive to the design? An easy scapegoat admittedly.

Whatever it is, this is probably the least attractive of the three Palace strips on offer this term. Not by much, mind.

AWAY KIT VERDICT: 6/10 

The away kit for Crystal Palace matches the design used on the home strip for 2020-21

The away kit for Crystal Palace matches the design used on the home strip for 2020-21

THIRD KIT

Black has long been used as a main change strip colour now for the Eagles, so there are few surprises here - especially if you had already seen the previous two kits for the season.

In fact, this is pretty much a copy of the away kit, only with the inclusion of black colours instead of white.

It does though look slightly better than it's change strip counterpart. 

THIRD KIT VERDICT: 6/10 

Palace's third strip is similar to their away kit only differing by using black instead of white

Palace's third strip is similar to their away kit only differing by using black instead of white

Everton 

HOME KIT

Following another season to forget, Everton head into 2020-21 hoping to kick on under manager Carlo Ancelotti and sustain a challenge for a place in Europe.

And even if they don't at least they will look good trying... aesthetically at least.

Everyone's favourite 1980s throwback for new campaign, and what a job they have done too.

The key details are there, the chevron patches down the sleeve feature the iconic half bold, half stripes detail, while blue stripes are faintly woven into the chest. This may be the best home kit of the season. Supporters agree too. It's already the fastest selling shirt in the club's history. 

HOME KIT VERDICT: 9/10 

Everton will now have their kits supplied by hummel for the 2020-21 campaign

Everton will now have their kits supplied by hummel for the 2020-21 campaign

AWAY KIT

Time to go retro again and hummel have gone back to 1970 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Everton's seventh league title with the release of an amber and blue away strip.

The combination of colours were first used on an Everton away design in 1968, with that particular number lasting a good four years. Unthinkable in today's climate of 'flood the markets with three brand new strips every season'.

Amber and blue has been revisited a good number of times since, the last being in 2014, and once more hummel have produced a cracker here. Sport's most underrated kit supplier? They rarely get it wrong do they?

AWAY KIT VERDICT: 9/10 

Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott and Seamus Coleman show off Everton's new amber and blue strip

Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott and Seamus Coleman show off Everton's new amber and blue strip

Liverpool

HOME KIT

It's a new era for Liverpool. Premier League and world champions, no more years of hurt to wait of any title of note and they even have a new kit supplier too.

The Reds have signed up with Nike for the first time in their history, so what did they create to help mark their first Premier League win in 30 years, which was inevitable since Christmas?

It's a strip based on mid-1990s design when the Reds had long lost their way at the pinnacle of the game and at the time were no longer even playing in the Champions League.

It's all to do with the green trimmed collar, last seen in 1995, with the detailing also appearing on the sleeves. It's a bit of an odd throwback... but it looks absolutely brilliant.

HOME KIT VERDICT: 9/10 

Liverpool have officially released their new Nike home shirt for the coming 2020-21 season

Liverpool have officially released their new Nike home shirt for the coming 2020-21 season

Captain Jordan Henderson is seen wearing the new strip, which contains a green trim

Captain Jordan Henderson is seen wearing the new strip, which contains a green trim

The kit shows throwback reference to the green-trimmed home shirt worn from 1993 to 1995

The kit shows throwback reference to the green-trimmed home shirt worn from 1993 to 1995

Manchester City

HOME KIT

Manchester City's kits have looked pretty stylish in recent seasons but like their time at the top of the Premier League, not everything can last.

Sadly for Pep Guardiola's team, their new home kit doesn't have that clean look. While the mosaic styling that is offered up is an option of a refresh and something different for supporters to get into, it is perhaps a format best used as an away kit.

It's a home kit that does itself little favour by being a symbolic reference to a team's English domination being broken. But can it fix itself by being associated with a major title come the end of the 2020-21 season?

HOME KIT VERDICT: 6/10 

Sergio Aguero poses in the kit, which features a mosaic design across the front

Sergio Aguero poses in the kit, which features a mosaic design across the front

Manchester City have unveiled their new Puma home kit for the 2020-21 campaign

Manchester City have unveiled their new Puma home kit for the 2020-21 campaign

AWAY KIT

It's one of football's biggest questions... ok maybe not one of the biggest, but there is an intrigue into how do you make an (almost) black kit interesting.

Puma have given it a go with Pep Guardiola's side and we find they have had a good stab at it.

The black shirt features navy blue detailing within it that celebrates Manchester's rich culture of Castlefield and the Bridgewater canal and it's capped off with copper detailing - a welcome detour from the easy way out of gold. All we want to know is why then finish the look with largely navy blue socks rather than black? Just looks a little off.

AWAY KIT VERDICT: 8/10

Manchester City have launched their new black and copper away kit for the 2020-21 season

Foden - tipped for a big future at City - dons the new away kit that features a symbolic pattern

The largely black strip is complimented by blue socks

Although the strip is almost entirely black, the socks for the kit will be in a blue colour 

The away kit contains a pattern of the bridge near Bridgwater Canal in Castlefield (above)

The away kit contains a pattern of the bridge near Bridgwater Canal in Castlefield (above)

THIRD KIT (not yet official)

Just when Manchester City fans thought it could not get any worse during a season where they lost their grip on the Premier League title, their reported third kit was leaked.

It's hard to imagine any team being taken seriously wearing this. Even before it has been confirmed City supporters have effectively dubbed it a James May kit, given the similarities to shirts worn by the TV presenter. If Puma are thinking of this design, now's probably the time to abort.

Manchester City's supposed third kit for the 2020-21 campaign has been leaked on Twitter

Manchester City's supposed third kit for the 2020-21 campaign has been leaked on Twitter

Some fans have claimed that the design looks similar to shirt worn by TV presenter James May

Some fans have claimed that the design looks similar to shirt worn by TV presenter James May

HOME KIT

Champions League football is back at this term, and there is little doubt Europe's premier club competition always looks better when arguably England's biggest football club is in town.

But will they

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