Cool Kits: English Premier League 2012-13

August, 17, 2012
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Attention: The English Premier League kicks off Saturday, bringing to the forefront some pretty great soccer -- if you're into that sort of thing -- and some sweet unis.

Here's a quick look at five of our favorite English Premier League kits, all of them new for the 2012-13 season:

Fulham away
Hugo RodellegaPress Association/AP Images
With American star Clint Dempsey wanting out, things might get scary for the London club. Might that be why Hugo Rodallega & Co. chose to wear these Halloween-worthy threads?



Swansea City home
SwanseaRex Features/AP Photo
On the other end of the color spectrum, new manager Michael Laudrup will see his Welsh club wear all white with gold lettering -- a welcome departure from some of the league's loud striped or hooped ensembles.



Aston Villa away
Barry BannanNeville Williams/Aston Villa FC/Getty Images
Move over, Seattle Sounders, you have some competition in the electric green department. Could the club's American ownership (soon-to-be-former Browns owner Randy Lerner) have inspired the MLS-like approach for players Barry Bannan and friends?



Arsenal away
Lukas PodolskiStuart MacFarlane/Getty Images
Recycle bottles, not players. That's Arsenal's approach -- or at least it needs to be -- as Lukas Podolski is in London to (somewhat) replace the departed Robin van Persie, while the club's new away kit is made from previously used plastic.



Chelsea away
Marko MarinAP Photo/Michael Perez
A kit fit for champions, as the UEFA Champions League winners welcome this subtle yet sharp new uni, along with new signings such as Marko Marin.
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).

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