- As always, Matt Smith’s comments are marked MS
Saturday, January 12
West Ham United 1 Arsenal 0
By our reckoning, Arsenal have worn their third kit six times in the league with the navy second strip having only appeared twice.
If West Ham played Fiorentina or Harchester United, we’d expect a change of kit, but Bernd Leno was allowed to wear purple here – not that it did any good.
Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Liverpool 1
Burnley 2 Fulham 1
Cardiff City 0 Huddersfield Town 0
MS: Huddersfield appear to be plucking kits out of the air in a bid to change their luck at the bottom. It was red and black at Fulham and this luminous affair in South Wales. What the thought-process is around it is anyone’s guess, but it didn’t save David Wagner’s job.
Crystal Palace 1 Watford 2
Leicester City 1 Southampton 2
Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1
Sunday, January 13
Everton 2 Bournemouth 0
Once again, Bournemouth changing to a kit combination likelier to cause confusion than their home strip would.
Tottenham Hotspur 0 Manchester United 1
MS: United are going to be back in white shorts no doubt next season. If the current regime have their way, they’d be making the change now after another victory in the alternative shorts.
Monday, January 14
Manchester City 3 Wolves 0
Orange perhaps a strange choice for Ederson against Wolves’ old gold, especially with green available, but there was sufficient contrast for any disasters to be avoided.