Finally, we’ve made it to the end. Now to enjoy the close-season.
Matt Smith’s rankings of the away team kit selections (the final table is at the bottom): Newcastle 0, West Ham 3, Burnley 3, Chelsea 3, Man City 1, Everton 3, Crystal Palace 1, Arsenal 3, Leicester 3, Southampton 3
- Liverpool wore a change kit for the only time in the post-lockdown games
- Aston Villa wore their away shorts with the home shirt and socks at Everton
Away kit ratings: Norwich 3, Bournemouth 3, Liverpool 3, Wolves 3, Tottenham 3, Aston Villa 3, Sheff Utd 0, Man Utd 1, Brighton 1, West Ham 1
- Manchester City wore their new kit for 2020-21 at Watford
- West Ham United used blue change shorts with their white away shirts at Old Trafford
Away teams: Burnley 3, Southampton 3, Leicester 3, Everton 3, Newcastle 3, Palace 3, Man City 3, Arsenal 3, West Ham 3, Chelsea 3
- New kits for Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leicester City, Newcastle United, Southampton (the only time with that sponsor) and West Ham United
Matt’s points for the away teams’ kits: Norwich 3, Bournemouth 3, Liverpool 3, Wolves 3, Tottenham 3, Aston Villa 3, Sheff Utd 0, Man Utd 1, Brighton 1.
Leicester finish on top, with maximum points from their 19 games. Here’s Matt’s view:
Congratulations to Leicester, who match their achievements of four years ago in clinching another title. Bournemouth’s relegation was softened somewhat by the fact they at least went down making the correct kit choices most of the time and Manchester United retained their reputation with positive adaptations utilising alternative shorts and socks. However, let’s see if that zebra outfit appears randomly in the coming campaign…
Down at the bottom, United’s neighbours continued with their erratic approach when deciding when to change, something which is often forced on them by stupid colour choices in the first place.
Sheffield United will probably end in a similar position come May with their decision to have a pink away kit going forward, but it was the random use of this season’s white version and the myriad of shorts and socks that left them propping up the rest.