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With the Premier League set to return later this month, clubs have been revealing their new kits - and some have been among the worst ever seen.

Chelsea and are particularly guilty, with their efforts already arguably deserving a place in the all-time hall of shame.

The Blues unveiled a bizarre new alternate shirt for the 2020-21 season with red and blue stripes as they claimed it was 'inspired by the 1990s Ultramarine Air Max 180 and classic shirts of the past'. Everyone else has quickly pointed out that it seemed to be inspired by Crystal Palace.

Chelsea have revealed their new third kid for the 2020-21 season with blue and red stripes

Chelsea have revealed their new third kid for the 2020-21 season with blue and red stripes 

One fan referred to new the strip as 'the worst kit we've produced for over 20 years'. Another expressed his disappointment saying: 'So many good signings and they all have to play their first game in this hideous shirt.' 

United, meanwhile, have launched their new zebra-themed third kit, which has generated scathing reviews from supporters on social media.

Twitter user @Topps1765 said: 'Wouldn't put my name on that embarrassment of a third kit, not even if I got it for free' and another tweeted: 'Who the hell signed off the third kit? It's horrendous!' 

One fan moaned: 'Even David Beckham can't make it look good,' while another said: 'People will use it to cross the road!'  

Manchester United's kit resembles a zebra and has not gone down well with fans

's kit resembles a zebra and has not gone down well with fans

Former United star David Beckham posted a photo on his Instagram wearing the new shirt

Former United star David Beckham posted a photo on his Instagram wearing the new shirt

These kits are destined to live long in the memory but for all the wrong reasons, just like United's infamous 1995 'invisible' kit or Norwich City's 'useless' 2015-2019 third strip. 

This is Sportsmail's pick of the 10 worst kits to have featured in the English top-flight over the years.... until now!

Norwich 2015-16 third kit

Having created their first ever third kit for a Premier League campaign, the design ended up being rather useless as the colours clashed with both Norwich's home and away kits

Their third kit boasted a striking hooped design featuring the traditional club colours of green and yellow, and more besides.

Head of retail at the club, Steve Balmer-Walters, tried to explain the thought process behind the shirt at the time, saying: 'The hoops represent connecting with the community, and the shirt is all about having fun in the community. This shirt is going to be like marmite; you'll either love it or hate it and that’s the fun of it.'

Safe to say, we hate it.  

Norwich City's 2015-16 third kit was pointless as it clashed with both their home and away kit

Norwich City's 2015-16 third kit was pointless as it clashed with both their home and away kit

Nathan Redmond wears the Norwich kit, which looks a little bit like a fruit pastille lolly

Nathan Redmond wears the Norwich kit, which looks a little bit like a fruit pastille lolly

Manchester City 2008-09 third kit

Manchester City's sky blue kit is one of the Premier League's most instantly recognisable, but their design team must have featured a temporary lapse in judgement when deciding their 2008-2009 away kit, featuring an overpowering amount of orange, as well as a seemingly random sleeve of dark blue that wound its way round the collar and under the armpit. Plus a squiggly yellow line.

No, us neither. 

Manchester City had an overpowering amount of orange in this rather random kit

Manchester City had an overpowering amount of orange in this rather random kit

City legend Vincent Kompany wears the shirt during his early days at the club

City legend Vincent Kompany wears the shirt during his early days at the club

2016-17 third kit

Not one for the faint-hearted with its bright pink with purple stripes.

If that wasn't offensive enough, the skin-tight strip included diagonal lines to add to the chaos. 

No wonder went down that year. 

Sunderland's third kit for their 2016-2017 campaign was a prurple and pink monstrosity

's third kit for their 2016-2017 campaign was a prurple and pink monstrosity

Fabio Borini (left) and Wahbi Khazri (right) with Lee Cattermole in the very pink number

Fabio Borini (left) and Wahbi Khazri (right) with Lee Cattermole in the

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