Here are our Premier League home kit rankings for this season.
With the Premier League kicking off last weekend, we finally got to see some of the brand new home kits in real – while others will have to wait until the next game to show theirs.
Kit launches are often one of the most awaited parts of summer while we don’t have football to entertain ourselves and sometimes fans are disappointed while others head straight to the club’s website to order a new home or away kit to buy.
With all of the home kits fully unveiled and ready for purchase, we’ve ranked all 20…
The Wolves’ new home shirt doesn’t look much different from any other shirt they’ve had – very plain and very boring.
Castore has produced some pretty nice kits this season, but Wolves were clearly not on their high priority list.
Everton have released a few bad kits in recent years and this is definitely one of them.
It’s very simple and definitely looks like a kit you would find in a 5,000 seater stadium in the third or fourth tier.
The Stake.com logo also makes it ten times worse, although at least they no longer have Angry Birds on their sleeve.
Chelsea’s home kit is pretty basic for the most part, which is why your attention is immediately drawn to that awful collar.
While the motif of depicting legendary manager Ted Drake through the lion on his collar is great, it looks pretty bad. There have even been calls to wear their training kit to home games instead as it is much more appealing.
The jersey probably wouldn’t look terrible without the sponsor, but the American Express logo really gets in the way of the stripes.
I prefer the thinner stripes and not a color block – although I’m not too keen on the orange/yellow on the collar and sleeves either.
16. Aston Villa
This season Aston Villa has worked with Castore for the first time and they certainly didn’t take any chances.
The kit isn’t much more exciting than previous kits, while the chevrons on the front of the shirt are just a slightly unusual addition.
15. Newcastle United
It’s good to see that Newcastle have reverted to thinner stripes because last season’s kit was terrible.
This season is a huge improvement and the trimmings around the sleeves and collar are very chic, but it’s hard to rate this highly with the huge blue sponsor right down the middle.
Leicester’s new kit is classy and quite classy, although it’s nothing special compared to all of their previous kits.
It might just be me, but I can’t help but think that the gold adidas logo and Leicester City crest look a bit out of place between the white.
13. Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest has gone for a fairly simple design, but what makes it look very chic is the subtle pattern on the sleeves, inspired by the Trent Bridge.
This kit certainly has potential, but it’s hard to overrate when it doesn’t already have a sponsor.
12. Leeds United
Leeds United kits don’t change often but they always keep it simple and classy and it works for them.
While the blue and yellow looks snazzy, I don’t think I can rate it too highly just because it’s not overly exciting – although they tend to leave the wow factor for the away kit.
Liverpool never make any drastic changes to their kit, but occasionally add some extra color – however, this year they have opted for an all-red kit.
It’s really nothing spectacular, but it looks snazzy. I could take it or leave it.
While Brentford’s kit isn’t anything special, I’ll put it down about half to give the club a reward for choosing not to release a new kit this season.
The home shirt is exactly the same as last year to save the fans some money – great idea.
I can never rate Tottenham’s kits very highly as I think it’s quite difficult to do anything special with a simple white kit.
However, it’s definitely an improvement over last season’s white hole.
While it’s still nothing to get excited about, the yellow and black striped trim on the collar and sleeves is a nice little touch.
It took me a while to settle on Southampton’s kit as it’s very different from the usual ones, but I’ve grown to love it.
It’s another shirt inspired by Southampton’s previous classic kits and I think the stripe down the center looks great, as does the subtle geometric pattern on the white.
This kit is very similar to Marmite.
Like Spurs, Fulham’s kit is difficult to improve from season to season, but I really like this one.
The maroon color on the sleeves and collar is the perfect complement to a rather plain kit and makes it look very chic.
6. West Ham
West Ham are a great example for Aston Villa of what to do with claret and blue and I think they’ve nailed it this season.
Inspired by the award-winning team at Billy Bonds, the graffiti-inspired details on the shoulder really stand out.
Bournemouth have taken a different approach to the usual traditional stripes with a zig-zag pattern said to be inspired by the architecture of Vitality Stadium.
A risky one, but I think it was really worth it and looks amazing.
4. Man City
This Man City jersey is very simple but looks extremely smart – especially with the very nice maroon ties on the collar and sleeves.
You can guarantee that it is a shirt that people will wear on the go and not just for football as it looks very stylish.
Arsenal always pull off exceptional kits and they’ve done it again.
The collar, white stripes and small zig zag pattern all look brilliant and make a very elegant shirt.
2. Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace took a similar approach to Bournemouth but I think it looks even better.
The pattern on the Eagles’ jersey is a lot less harsh than the Cherries’ and more graffiti-style – with the colors blending together really well. The addition of the white collar and sleeves is a smart addition too.
While Manchester United may be set for another tough Premier League season, one thing is for sure, they have a beautiful home kit to pull through in.
Although the Red Devils kit is similar to Arsenal’s, it looks a little better to me and with the color and badge it’s the perfect retro look.
My only argument is that the stripes should be white, but it still looks great and I have no doubt these will sell like hotcakes.