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Notable items in Gameweek 4:
- Brighton & Hove Albion, Liverpool, Manchester City and Sheffield United gave first outing to away or third shirts (with change socks in United’s case)
- Crystal Palace wore their home socks with the change shirt and shorts at Chelsea
- Burnley used sky-blue change socks at Newcastle
- Fulham played in white shorts at Wolves
Matt Smith’s Away Kits Table after six games is at the bottom of this article – these were his scores for the kit selections by the visitors:
Crystal Palace 3, Brighton 3, Man City 3, Burnley 3, West Ham 3, West Brom 3, Sheffield United 3, Fulham 3, Tottenham 3, Liverpool 3
It’s full marks across the board. Credit specifically to Burnley for their use of alternative sky blue socks to avoid a dark clash at Newcastle. Don’t think it’ll be the last time we are Sheffield United’s third kit, that pink away shirt isn’t going to be much of an alternative.
- Fulham played in their new away strip for the first time, with Burnley and Wolves premiering their third kits
- Southampton followed Crystal Palace’s lead in wearing home socks with white shirt and shorts away to Chelsea
- Manchester United appeared in red-white-white at Newcastle – their third home kit combination already this season
- Brighton used the home shorts with the away shirt and socks at Crystal Palace – while the shorts have yellow trim, it’s a more golden shade
- West Ham United wore change socks at Tottenham – but they were special claret pairs rather than the sky-blue away set
- The West Brom-Burnley gave saw the first use of the new purple officials’ shirt
Matt’s away-team scores: Liverpool 3, Southampton 0, Arsenal 0, Manchester United 3, Fulham 3, Brighton 3, West Ham 3, Aston Villa 3, Burnley 1, Wolves 0
Ridiculous choices by Arsenal and Wolves ensure a zero. Southampton’s wasn’t as bad but they didn’t need to change to white. Brighton’s mixing of their away and home kits was good to see in avoiding a shorts clash at Palace. The world would be a better place if this happened more.
- Just the one new shirt in gameweek 6 – Everton’s third at Southampton as their unbeaten run came to an end
- Sheffield United used change ‘sand’ shorts with the green kit at Liverpool – the default all-green version has yet to be seen
- Newcastle used white alternative shorts at Wolves – once again, the use of a black Puma logo was avoided
Matt’s scores: Leeds 1, Man City 1, Crystal Palace 3, Sheffield United 3, Chelsea 3, Everton 0, Newcastle 3, Leicester 3, West Brom 3, Tottenham 3
After their impressive start to the season, you can bet a few Everton fans will be wanting no more unnecessary kit changes like that used at St Mary’s.
Tremendous use of alternative shorts by Newcastle. Leeds changed to avoid a shorts clash but the result made everything seem so dark.