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5 Coolest Premier League Away Kits for the New Season

Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistJuly 18, 2013

5 Coolest Premier League Away Kits for the New Season

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    Following on from our epic look at every new Premier League kit for the 2013-14 season earlier this week, it's now time to take a closer look at just the away jerseys.

    Every fan appreciates that new kits are a necessary part of the corporate football world these days, and aside from reducing the price, there's just one thing we ask for.

    Make the kits look good.

    In fact, not just good, but cool.

    Whether they're worn only on a matchday or just as casual wear to demonstrate one's colours, a snazzy-looking jersey is far more appealing than a hideous animal print monstrosity or a kaleidoscopic mix of shapes and colours.

    Here are the five coolest away kits in the top flight this season in England—not featuring the Aston Villa away kit (pictured).

    While it is smart and it does stand out, we're just not convinced that quartered shirts say "cool" anymore.

     

    All imagery taken from the respective clubs' official websites.

Chelsea

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    Chelsea's advertising campaign might be a bit dodgy, but there's no doubting the appeal of the design of their new away kit.

    A minimalistic white number, Juan Mata and company will be looking very dapper and cool in this jersey. The two-tone stripes above the sponsor are a nice touch, and the club crest stands out against the background.

Crystal Palace

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    Crystal Palace's return to the Premier League will be met with delight by their fans, and that excitement will not be dimmed in any way when it comes to purchasing replica kits.

    A very appealing black jersey with twin diagonal stripes from shoulder to hip in Palace's normal blue and red colours make this a real stand-out kit—one which Palace will hope to secure some big wins in. They'll get an early chance to use it, too, with an away game at Stoke City their second fixture of the season.

Southampton

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    Where Palace dared to tread, Southampton have gone all out warfare.

    A dynamic all-black jersey, no doubt fitted and sculpted around the fine figure of Rickie Lambert, will make Southampton one of the smartest-looking teams away from home in the league this season.

    The neckline is bold and attention-seeking, too. A very cool effort overall. 

Arsenal

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    Arsenal will be extremely visible next season in a yellow and blue effort which screams nothing but cool.

    A plain jersey with text-less surroundings of club and kit-maker logos and a plain sponsor all combine neatly to give the new away kit a real feeling of sleekness and professionalism. 

West Brom

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    It doesn't come much cooler, though, than making your away kit a bit of an AC Milan replica.

    West Brom's famous striped kit is a little limited in terms of the home jersey, where deep blue and white reign supreme. With that being said, if they can mix and match like this with the second-string kit, we'll have to hope for more teams in white to make the top flight.

    Red and black with vertical stripes—cool.

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