It's that time of year again. Club football returns after a long and deserved summer break. The first weekend of the Premier League brought its usual twists and turns with thrashings of both new managers and newly-promoted sides, with commiserations to both Norwich City and Frank Lampard most notably.
With every new season comes a new bunch of shirts that your favourite teams will don week-in-week-out in front of paying crowds and on Sky Sports or BT Sport. In here, we've taken the time out to painstakingly rank the entire set of new strips this new Premier League season has offered us. Prepare for disappointment.
40. Manchester United Away
With its semi-snakeskin design, the new Manchester United away shirt surely turns heads, but turns them away to find a better away strip. Its ghastly colours don't exactly help and what's more, despite its apparent subtlety, it's one of the most bland away kits we've ever seen. Indeed, with United in sheer turmoil, this shirt fits nicely as a distasteful mess.
39. Spurs Home
Continuing down the road of blandness, we find one of Nike's most lazy jobs in a long time. This Spurs home shirt leaves an awful lot to be desired, especially with its minimalist colour scheme. Moreover, Harry Kane doesn't look the happiest to be wearing it. Nike, take a hike and design something better.
38. Sheffield United Home
Moving up a place, we find Sheffield United's home shirt for the 2019/20 season. It's typical Adidas really, with little effort to make it distinguishable from old Sunderland shirts. Sure, the white accents on the sleeves are pleasant, but the rest of it just makes it boring.
37. Watford Away
Number 37 brings us to Watford's dark blue away shirt. Its colours are somewhat unremarkable and not that striking and its Tifo 19 template, courtesy of Adidas, just acts as another exhibition of laziness. Overall, it's a pretty bland away kit and rather unimpressive.
36. Watford Home
Sorry Watford fans, it's unfortunate that both your kits end up in the bottom quarter of this rundown, but it only narrowly beats your away shirt. Sure, the half-and-half design is pleasant, especially the fact that it extends to the sponsor as well, but it's a little lacking compared to some of their previous offering thanks to both Adidas and Puma.
35. Burnley Home
No. 35 gives us Burnley's rather clean looking home shirt for the new season. The collar looks a little strange but on the whole, their home kit is okay and it's simpler than what old manufacturers Puma would have conjured up.
34. Manchester United Home
Much like their away efforts, Manchester United's home shirt is uninspiring. When compared to some of Adidas' previous kits when working with the Red Devils, the 2019/20 iteration falls short, even compared to last season's. Its only redeeming feature is the little gold accent on the crest.
33. Newcastle United Home
At number 33, we find Newcastle's new home shirt, courtesy of Puma. Featuring a central logo and crest, it harks back to football kits of the early 2000s and earlier, apparently mimicking the Newcastle shirt that won the Magpies the 1969 Fairs Cup. In all due seriousness, the two shirts are worlds apart and this modern remake leaves a poor aftertaste.
32. Wolves Home
Look! Another low-ranked Adidas kit! Wolves' new home shirt for the current season is a direct template of Watford's away shirt only a few places lower. What really makes this shirt unappealing is the logo of ManBetX, Wolves' current sponsor. It adorns the shirt like some poorly-done graffiti on a London wall. The only thing that places this higher than Watford is the distinctive orange of Wolves.
31. Sheffield United Away
Another Adidas Tifo 19 template for Sheffield United, equating to yet more laziness on Adidas' part and the plain white base, whilst simple, is nothing special. Its only redeeming feature is the red shorts and embroidered Adidas logo.
30. Norwich City Home
At number 30 on our rundown, we find the first gradient kit. Norwich's home shirt is eye-catching and a different take on a home shirt that is anything but bland (we're looking at you Manchester United). What's holding this shirt back is the odd sleeve sponsor and the blandness of the shorts.
29. Brighton Away
Nike have been there and done that with black shirts, especially with their current template. Frankfurt's kit last year looks the exact same as this, just with a different team sporting the shirt. The only reason that this kit is this high up is because of some of the other abominations from other clubs, plus a black shirt's simple nature.
28. Leicester City Away
The spectacle of a pink shirt returns to the Premier League for the 2019/20 season and this time around, it's the turn of 2016 champions Leicester City. The lighter pink looks lovely, admittedly, but there's a glaringly obvious comparison to be made that limits the place of this strip. If you take a look back at the Germany shirt from the last World Cup, it's the exact same. What makes things worse is that you can buy the exact shirt above without Leicester crest or sponsors on its own, in the exact same colour. Baffling.
27. Liverpool Away
New Balance return with Liverpool's away kit at number 27. Its stripes are subtle and nicely executed and the red accents on the sleeves look pleasant, but as a shirt overall, it leaves a lot to be desired and those dark blue shorts look more like training wear than an actual kit. I can't see many people flocking to buy those any time soon.
26. Bournemouth Home
Number 26 brings us another Umbro effort. The new Bournemouth home shirt is simple and looks great. Those red and black stripes look clean and if you look closely, you'll notice small sections of diagonal stripes across the face of the shirt. That being said, no pattern on the sleeves may only look like a small issue, but in a way, it seems like Umbro haven't bothered with it, which is a shame.
25. Spurs Away
Admittedly, the new Spurs away shirt is miles better than their home shirt, featuring an inkling of pattern. The top fifth looks nice with diagonal stripes but it's only on that part of the shirt. Otherwise, it's one block colour and nothing to write home about, apart from a middle of the road shirt. Eric Dier looks especially depressed.
24. Manchester City Home
Puma's first home shirt with reigning champions Manchester City gives us a clean and simple look, unwittingly modelled by Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus. The subtle pattern of lines across the shirt look pleasant enough and the purple lettering complements the sky blue nicely. That being said, it's a basic design, even for Puma, who have a recent history of some striking templates, unlike their competitors. The Man City home shirt isn't going to set the world alight, but it doesn't look all too bad.
23. Newcastle United Away
A somewhat distinctive Newcastle away kit greets us at number 23. Its dark green colours may be a strategic ploy when playing on dodgy pitches in the FA Cup Third Round against some lowly opposition. Otherwise, it's a good effort from the boys at Puma and a decent looking shirt.
22. Southampton Home
The first Under Armour kit on our rundown, Southampton's home kit is a sterling effort. Its mix of the Saints' signature red and white, along with hints of black makes for a nice shirt. Despite this, their main sponsor seems a little out of places and the large amount of black on the top of the shirt detracts from the red and white stripes.
21. Burnley Away
Burnley's away kit reverses the colour scheme of their home kit, even including the crest, putting a different spin on their iconic claret and blue colours. The pattern that occupies the top third of the shirt looks fantastic in a lighter blue and it's one of the more adventurous away kits on this list. Good job Umbro.
20. Chelsea Away
Taking us into the top 20, Chelsea's mod-inspired away shirt greets us. Its red, white and blue colour scheme evokes a certain feeling of vintage, swinging London like it's supposed to, but we can't help but notice how plain the shirt is otherwise. The polo shirt design does look brilliant however.
19. Southampton Away
One of the more eye-catching efforts this season, Southampton's away shirt mixes a neutral grey with the yellow that looks like it's from a Stabilo highlighter. It's a strange composition but works well, is easy on the eye and admittedly, its collar is one of the best we've seen so far, mixing a standard V-neck with a popper button.
18. Bournemouth Home
Just inside the top half, Bournemouth's suave and striking away kit makes it in at number 18. Its dark blue and pink colour combination look lovely and the patterned sleeves also make it stand out. A different coloured crest also makes the shirt looks fantastic. Great work from Umbro here.
17. Aston Villa Away
Aston Villa return to the Premier League with Kappa shirts. In a similar way to Burnley's efforts, the Villa away kit reverses their claret and blue colours and team it with some subtle diagonal stripes that make this a wonderful addition to the Premier League.
16. Arsenal Home
My beloved Arsenal's first effort with an Adidas home shirt makes it in at number 16. There's a great retro feeling surrounding this home kit, with its stripped collar and sleeves. Despite this, by comparison to some of the works by previous kit makers Puma, it does feel a little underwhelming. However, its popularity amongst fans has pushed it this high up our list.
15. Chelsea Home
Chelsea's home shirt for the new season is certainly eye-catching and that's why it's so high up on our list. They're known for their extravagant home shirts and this year's has to be the most out-there yet. It's reminiscent of some of Nike's own running shirts in part, which is no bad thing, but, at least it's different enough from some of Nike's boring templates.
14. Aston Villa Home
Aston Villa really have pulled out all the stops when it comes to new shirts. Their away kit is terrific and their home shirt equally so. It's cleaner than Burnley's claret and blue and is a welcome change to the somewhat tedious Villa shirts of years gone by. With a fresh return to the Premier League, Villa's shirts make them look wonderful.
13. Everton Home
The blue side of Liverpool makes its first entry at number 13, with Everton's sterling home shirt taking centre stage this time around. It's a lot nicer than some of their previous efforts, with Umbro's diagonal lines in different shades of blue giving this shirt a little more class. White shorts and socks also offset the signature blue nicely. Tom Davies looks especially pleased.
12. Leicester City Home
Number 12 brings us to Leicester's clean-looking home shirt. With its subtle checkered pattern and gold logos, the new kit is rather pleasant to look at and a departure from the simpler designs from the days of Puma that preceded Adidas. Overall, a good job from Adidas here with a different design to usual.
11. Brighton Home
Just being excluded from the final ten, Brighton's home shirt is by far and away Nike's best effort with a Premier League club this season. It fuses the traditional blue and white stripes with hints of black to create something a little more classy, superseding the somewhat uninspiring efforts of seasons gone by.
10. Norwich Away
The first inclusion of our top ten, Norwich's predominately red home shirt isn't their first in this colour. Some will argue that it's a lack of inspiration, but we'd say that it's a great return. The sleeves and collar look lovely and the pattern present on the sleeves makes the shirt a little more vibrant.
9. West Ham Away
Umbro must be getting something right as their latest efforts are winning a lot of plaudits over here at UNTITLED and the West Ham away kit for the 2019/20 season is no different. It's an eclectic mix of retro and simple, with claret accents mixing with the white perfectly. The light blue notes on shorts and socks make this new West Ham away kit one of the best this season.
8. Wolves Away
It's a completely different story for the Wolves away kit when compared with their home efforts. Once again choosing to reverse their colours, this new away shirt, complete with orange diagonal stripes, looks fabulous. Black kits can look brilliant when done right and this is a perfect example.
7. Liverpool Home
Pinstripes make their way into our list on Liverpool's home shirt at number 7. These give the kit an immaculate presentation, especially when accompanied by the little white panels on the sleeves and notes around the collar. New Balance have done an incredible job with this home shirt, being inspired by their greatest manager Bob Paisley. This is one of Liverpool's best kits in a while.
6. Everton Away
For the first time in a rather long time, Everton finish above Liverpool, only this time in our kit rundown. Their new away shirt comes in a bright salmon pink colour which looks absolutely tremendous, along with a subtle blue collar which looks lovely. The stripes that adorn the front of the shirt help to make this stand out from the rest. A sterling effort from Umbro this season, it has to be said.
5. Crystal Palace Home
Crystal Palace's first inclusion on our list comes as high as number 5 with one of the top three home shirts we've seen this season in the Premier League. Palace's usual red and blue are entwined in this gorgeous kit, with little hints of white giving this shirt a brilliant freshness. It's a fabulous-looking shirt and plus, Wilfried Zaha looks happy.
4. Arsenal Away
The theme of London clubs continues with Arsenal's away kit narrowly missing out on our top three. Inspired by the 'Bruised Banana' that became a cult classic amongst Arsenal fans, this modern retake has been an instant hit amongst fans. With its subtle pattern going hand-in-hand with the eye-catching mustard yellow, we have no doubt that this will continue to go down a storm with Arsenal fans.
3. West Ham Home
Umbro continue their brilliance with the best home shirt in the Premier League this season. The new West Ham home kit for the 2019/20 season has it all. Its signature claret and blue is exhibited in a tremendous way, with the horizontal blue stripes helping to give this kit a vintage feel and look. The argument could be made about West Ham having the best kits in the league, but there's still more to come.
2. Manchester City Away
Our penultimate shirt, Manchester City's away kit shows us that intricate design is not always best. With its multicoloured sleeves and black base, it's a great mix of seriousness with a splash of colour. The inspiration drawn from Manchester's industrial roots is evident and the yellow and black warning tape on one of the sleeves makes this shirt distinctive.
1. Crystal Palace Away
And the winner is...Crystal Palace's away shirt! It seems an age ago since we started this list, but we wanted to go out with a bang and Palace's away kit certainly does that. It's a design masterclass with adjacent red and blue stripes combining with wavy grey lines to create something that's pretty much perfect. Puma have done a sterling job with this. Other manufacturers need to take note.
Well, there you have it! An opinionated rundown of all of the Premier League's home and away kits, complete with pictures. Some of these are utterly dreadful, others are downright gorgeous. It's always a mixed bag with football shirts, but most of this current crop are something to be proud of.