Things of note in the latest round of Premier League fixtures:
- Another socks oddity for Liverpool – having worn teal-soled socks at Southampton, here they had an all-black set
- Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita wore his pink kit for the first time, though we feel it’s not ideal alongside the blue and red outfield strip. The black version of this Puma template would be better
- While Watford have gained a reputation over the past few years for taking the term ‘away kit’ literally, this was the first outing for their navy change shirt, with white alternative socks used (they had previous had to wear their 2018-19 green away, with new sponsor, at Newcastle)
- Manchester City’s yellow and pink third kit was premiered in the league at Everton. We’re not fans, primarily because it’s so unoriginal
And the weekly update to the Away Kits Table, compiled by Matt Smith:
This week’s scores:
West Ham 3
Man City 0
With all the obvious kit availability Liverpool have been afforded, it’s quite strange that alternative shorts aren’t provided among all the socks flying about the famous Boot Room. A pair of teal green shorts would work, thus avoiding the minor clashes we’re witnessing.
Watford appear to have a similar problem and, while they may have steered clear of a dark socks clash as Wolves by wearing white, the decision to have an all-navy away strip in a season when the home has so much black is beginning to haunt them.
City’s decision to roll out the eye-burning third strip when the away would have sufficed illustrated a clear obsession with marketing over anything else.
If we could award more than three points for that glorious West Ham away strip, we would.