It’s the Busy Festive Period™, with the games coming, yes, thick and fast.
Friday, December 21
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Liverpool 2
Saturday, December 22
Arsenal 3 Burnley 1
Bournemouth 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 1
Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1
Huddersfield Town 1 Southampton 3
Manchester City 2 Crystal Palace 3
Palace wore their away socks with their home shirts and shorts and were rewarded with a win – though we’d have preferred the red socks used at Reading in pre-season.
Newcastle United 0 Fulham 0
A second outing for Fulham’s 2016-17 red kit, meaning it and the black 2017-18 change shirt have been worn twice and the navy 2018-19 away has only been used once.
West Ham United 0 Watford 2
Cardiff City 1 Manchester United 5
Ole Gunnar’s Solskjaer’s first game in charge of Manchester United was a successful one.
The Red Devils switched to white shorts and socks. This of course was the combination worn by Solskjaer as he scored the winner in the 1999 Champions League final – and also by Cardiff as they won his first game in charge of them in 2014.
Sunday, December 23
Everton 2 Tottenham Hotspur 6
Wednesday, December 26
Fulham 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Two games and no defeats for Wolves’ change shorts.
Burnley 1 Everton 5
This was the fourth different shorts-and-socks combination for Everton’s third shirt.
Crystal Palace 0 Cardiff City 0
While Cardiff has already worn their away shirts, this was the first time it was used in its default format.
Leicester City 2 Manchester City 1
Liverpool 3 Newcastle United 0
Manchester United 3 Huddersfield Town 1
Tottenham Hotspur 5 Bournemouth 0
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Arsenal 1
Having switched to their change shirts due to the sleeve- and shorts-clashes, Arsenal had to don alternative socks and used the red back-up set from the home kit. It was the first time they had worn navy shirts and red socks.