A few first appearances this week:
- Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers both premiered green third strips
- Having had to use their fourth shirt (i.e. last season’s third) on the opening day, Everton were finally able to break out their new away kit at Brighton
- With a lot of black on the first kits of Watford and Bournemouth and both of Bournemouths’ change shirts clashing with the Hornets, the visitors wore white shorts and socks
- In addition, Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale appeared in green for the first time this season
And, as usual, here’s Matt Smith with his Away Kits Table:
This week’s scores:
Aston Villa 3
Sheffield United 3
Crystal Palace 3
Manchester United 3
When Everton had their salmon pink and navy kit in the 1990s, they had alternative shorts to avoid clashes with those who wore blue. I miss those days.
If Chelsea can match their home socks with their away kit, why can’t they do the same with their home shorts? Far too much white on display at Turf Moor means they don’t even get a point.
For the first time since the opening day of the season, Sheffield United finally had a reason to wear their away kit in its entirety. Not that it probably registered with them.
Wolves really have let themselves down this last week. Using green at Newcastle, rather than their traditional alternative old gold shorts and socks, will have had Billy Wright and Steve Bull incandescent with rage.
Spurs had to go with navy change socks with Liverpool in their silly half-white affairs. For the amount of consternation they’ve caused, it would be interesting to hear an explanation why the idea was used by Klopp’s men in the first place.
Let Bournemouth sort Brexit.