Finally, we are up to date again – with fewer shirts left to appear for the first time, keeping track for the remainder of the season should be easier.
As usual, Matt Smith’s scores for away teams’ kit choices are below each graphic, with an updated table at the bottom.
- All teams wore poppies again
- Newcastle United wore their away strip for the first time
- Fulham wore black change socks at West Ham
- Tottenham Hotspur wore their third kit for the first time in the league – the crest and Nike logo are on the left leg of the shorts, making it the only PL kit with the shorts number on the right
- First outing for Aston Villa’s black away strip
Matt: Burnley 3, Newcastle 1, Man United 3, Leeds 3, Sheff United 3, Fulham 3, Tottenham 3, Wolves 3, Liverpool 3, Aston Villa 3
Some may be surprised at Burnley getting three whereas Newcastle didn’t for similar choices to avoid a shorts clash.
The difference was that the side from Turf Moor utilised a colour that they’ve used effectively in the past to create a clear distinction at Brighton, but the Magpies couldn’t rustle up some change white shorts or use the alternative socks already seen at Morecambe in the Carabao Cup. Burnley still looked like Burnley. Newcastle looked very bright
- Chelsea wore salmon change socks with their third strip, having previously used the white home set. The default blue socks have appeared in Europe, meaning the shirt has been used with three different sock colours
- Having already worn the home shorts with the away shirt, Brighton did the opposite away to Aston Villa
- First PL appearance of Leicester City’s white away strip
- Fulham promoted Safer Gambling Week rather than sponsors Bet Victor
Matt: Chelsea 0, Brighton 1, Man City 1, West Brom 1, Everton 0, West Ham 3, Arsenal 3, Leicester 0, Crystal Palace 1, Southampton 1
One of the worst weeks since we’ve started this points scoring malarkey. There’s an argument that Arsenal could have lost points too as they’ve worn red and white at Leeds before but we will let them off as the latter colour would have been too dominant.
The rest was a right mess. Chelsea in that, well, whatever it is? Wow. Leicester going all-white? Totally out of the, er, blue. Everton again dumping their usual colours for no reason as well.
Even West Brom could have found some alternative shorts rather than gone yellow and green to avoid a partial clash. We could go on for a while.
- Burnley wore their black away kit for the first time
- Leeds premiered their wine-coloured third strip
- Manchester United’s dark green/grey away shirt had its league debut, with change shorts and socks
- Tottenham wore navy change socks at Chelsea
- Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno wore the outfield away shirt at home to Wolves
- Aston Villa used their third kit in the league for the first time
Matt: Newcastle 0, Liverpool 3, Burnley 1, Leeds 1, Sheff United 1, Man United 3, Tottenham 1, Wolves 3, Fulham 3, Aston Villa 3
Really not understanding why Newcastle, a side who have history for remaining faithful to their famous home colours, are changing all over the place now.
Some of the other sides are continuing the theme of making changes where required yet sometimes going the whole way instead of changing components. Or in Tottenham’s case, not far enough. Where were the alternative white shorts?
- First appearance in the league for Manchester United’s third shirt, worn with black change shorts and socks (though the socks have become the de facto home set)
- Crystal Palace wore their white away socks with home shirts and shorts at West Brom
- Wolves’s white/blue change kit had its first PL outing
Matt: Everton 3, Leeds 0, Man Utd 3, Fulham 1, Crystal Palace 1, Leicester 3, Arsenal 3, Wolves 0, Southampton 0
Southampton have become a bit obsessed with wearing their away strip now. With the positive results gained, starting to think that may be factoring into it.
- A winning start for West Ham’s all-black third kit
- Aston Villa’s third goalkeeper kit had its first appearance – pleasingly it follows the design of, and uses the same palette as, the outfield third
Matt: West Ham 0, Aston Villa 3, West Brom 3, Man City 3, Chelsea 1, Sheff Utd 3, Tottenham 3, Liverpool 3, Burnley 3, Brighton 3
Strange choice by the Hammers at Leeds. They’re usually reliable for changing kit components rather than a whole outfit. Chelsea’s actual decision to have an alternative outfit in blue loses them points.