Twelve games over the past week, though little of note, apart from Aston Villa breaking out a new combination against Brighton & Hove Albion.
One other thing of interest is that blue against purple would usually be considered a clash, but Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola wore (admittedly a very dark shade of) purple against Everton while Peter Bankes, the referee for Chelsea v Newcastle United, was also clad in purple.
As usual, Matt Smith has rated the kit choices of the away teams – table on the right:
Liverpool 3, Burnley 3, Tottenham 3, Aston Villa 1, Wolves 1, Manchester Utd 3, Leeds 0, Fulham 3, Sheffield United 1, Newcastle 3, Fulham 3, Manchester City 3
Some may have preferred Spurs in their home strip but white against sky blue never looks right. Creating that definitive distinction between light and dark is often important – as seen at Villa Park previously when Arsenal visited.
On the Villa theme, they fell fouls a bit at Brighton too as sometimes the chance to wear an away kit should be taken up, even if the home is used with amendments.
Was there an explanation for Leeds wearing random white socks? If there was, it’d have been a bad one.