A busy period as a number of postponed games were played in the midweek. First up, the weekend of January 15-18:
- Chelsea wore blue change socks with their home shirt for the first time in the league this season
- Manchester United made it ten combinations in 18 games as they wore dark green shirts and shorts with white socks against Liverpool – though the choice came in for some criticism from a colour-blindness point of view
As usual, Matt Smith has rated the kit-selections of the away teams (current table at the bottom of this piece):
Brighton 3, Chelsea 3, West Brom 3, Burnley 3, Southampton 0, Tottenham 1, Man United 1, Crystal Palace 0, Newcastle 3
Interesting choices by Spurs and Man United, with the latter deciding to randomly pair white socks with their away strip. Tottenham’s loss of points comes more for not using the opportunity to utilise their excellent yellow strip and thus avoiding a dark shorts clash. Palace should have worn black at Palace, far too much blue on show.
Matt’s scores: West Brom 3, Chelsea 2, Aston Villa 3, Man Utd 3, Burnley 3, Newcastle 0
West Brom created more distinction between the strips at West Ham though some may argue they’d have been fine in navy and white. Chelsea get a rare two for choosing the best available kit to them, yet choosing a bad strip in the summer for wearing at teams in blue.