Every 2018/19 Premier League kit rated as Everton and Liverpool efforts compared to Manchester United, Arsenal and …
This time of year is a very busy one for football clubs and supporters alike.
Fans have been sharing their opinions on kits that have already been released by the clubs, and speculating about ones that have not.
Every Premier League club have expected their kits to be met with a great reception, however it is clear that all kits haven’t been created equally.
Here are all the Premier League home and away kit released so far.
Arsenal’s 18/19 home kit, designed by Puma, resembles the club’s classic kits, naturally being red and white.
However, the plain nature of the kit, as well as the different tones of red used, isn’t too pleasing on the eye, and so fans might be disappointed with how this year’s kit has turned out.
The faded red armbands are also an interesting feature, especially after the club was criticised for its lack of leadership. Perhaps this will change things for the London club?
The Gunners’ away kit is much better, and is an improvement on last year’s kit, which many felt didn’t represent the club due to its lack of red.
This year, it takes on a much slicker darker blue tone, and stays true to the clubs colours by featuring a dark red strip running across the centre of the shirt and around the sleeves.
However, the red stripe on the socks looks out of place with this more modern kit, and detracts from what would’ve otherwise been a great kit.
Bournemouth worked with Umbro to produce their home kit this season, and won’t disappoint fans of the club’s classic kits.
Featuring the traditional red and black stripes, Bournemouth’s 18/19 home kit again includes a gold trim to modernise a kit that the fans have known and loved for years.
Unfortunately, Umbro’s trademark diamond pattern seen on the sleeves doesn’t fit with the bold nature of the kit, which is a shame considering how well the rest of the kit was designed.
Looking past this, however, Bournemouth have produced a solid kit this year.
This year, the Cherries’ away kit is much better in comparison with the bright blue one seen last year.
The shirt is a crisp white, with stripes of a different shade of white, giving it a modern and smart look.
Umbro’s diamond pattern fits much better on the club’s away shirt, with the armband’s coral colour contrasting well with the white and navy seen on the shirt.
Bournemouth’s away kit shows that simple can sometimes be best, and overall is a decent shirt.
Burnley’s 18/19 home kit is a traditional one which, of course, features the club’s signature red and blue.
Working with Puma, the club have also made a reference to their famous ‘V’ kit of the 1970s, with a faded hexagonal design in the same shape.
The shorts and socks, which are predominately white, help create a more sleek look, despite obvious faults with the shirt caused by the club’s new sponsorship deal.
What would’ve been a decent shirt has been ruined by the uninviting nature of Laba360’s large logo that features in the centre of the shirt, making it feel uneven.
The new additions to the Premier League haven’t disappointed this year.
Their 18/19 home kit, designed by Adidas, gives off a stylish feel to the club’s return to the Premier League, featuring the classic blue colours with horizontal tonal striping.
The Bluebirds’ kit is finished off with a classy white trim and white stripes on the sleeves, but supporters will be most pleased by the unique detail of a small Bluebird printed on the upper back of the jersey.
Overall a solid kit that recognises loyal supporters as much as it does the players.
Unlike their home kit, the away kit hasn’t been well-received by fans, and it’s not hard to see why.
Mainly a grey colour, the shirt appears plain, and isn’t improved by the mixture of chequered and horizontal stripes of a different grey tone.
What saves the kit really are the three blue stripes on the shoulder, which add a pop of colour to the otherwise dreary-looking shirt.
Combining the retro feel of the club’s 1980s pinstripes with a more modern colour and design, Chelsea’s home kit this season is one of their best yet.
Designed by Nike, the kit’s shirt is predominately ‘Rush Blue’, with white branding, and red and white stripes. The pattern, however, is different than the one seen in the mid-80s, with the stripes not fulling covering the whole shirt.
The modern feel is completed by blue shorts of the same colour, whereas the red and blue stripes on the socks give the kit a feeling of nostalgia.
The first-ever Crystal Palace kits, designed by Puma, feature the same bold red and blue colours that have become synonymous with the club in recent years.
An exciting change this year is the introduction of what the club calls ‘The Palace Fade Stripes’, which give the red stripes on each side the appearance of fading at the bottom.
The Eagles’ modern shirt design is rounded off by yellow applications, in the form of a stripe around the collar and stripes on the sleeves.
All in all, the home kit’s bold and innovative design has paid off, resulting in a kit that will look great both on and off the pitch.
Whilst the idea of change has worked for Crystal Palace’s home kit, the away kit is more off-putting than appealing.
‘The Palace Puma Sash’, a thick diagonal red and white stripe, resembles the team’s kit in the 70s and 80s rather than a team that needs to face the future.
The use of blue stripes around the collar and on the sleeves, as well as a large red stripe on the top of the sleeves, is effective in creating a simple yet effective design, however the sash ruins the outcome of an away kit with great potential.
The Blues’ new home kit is similar to last years, but is even better thanks to the inspiration taken from classic Everton kits.
Designed by Umbro, the shirt’s blue colours are improved by the melange fabric, giving the shirt a more textured look. The white shorts also give it a classic and stylish feel.
Supporters will be pleased with the return of a white stripe around the collar, as well as the two buttons, both of which resemble the collared looks of classic Everton kits.
Unlike on some other kits, the branding used on Everton’s 18/19 kit is tasteful, with the simple white SportPesa logo making an appearance on the centre of the shirt, and even the design of the Angry Birds logo looking sleek and fitting on the left sleeve.
Umbro’s signature diamond pattern is not out of place here, as the white pattern fits in well on the sleeves with the blue colours of the kit.
To round off the kit, Everton have pleased loyal Blues with the subtle depiction of Rupert’s tower on the shirt’s upper back.
Fulham’s 18/19 home kit, designed with Adidas, is inspired by the clubs successful late 1990s period.
Predominately white, the otherwise sleek look of the shirt is compromised by the addition of a large black horizontal stripe on the front of the shirt.
Betting brand Dafabet’s logo is featured for the first time on the team’s kit, and thankfully its subtle white logo, which sits inside the black stripe, doesn’t distract from the shirt as previous Fulham sponsors have done.
The look is completed by three black stripes on the sleeve, black shorts and white socks.
The Cottagers’ away kit features more bold colours, with the Dafabet branding’s bright yellow colour standing out from the navy background of the shirt.
Two shades of navy are combined through a chequered pattern, giving a dynamic look to the shirt, which is rounded off by the white trim around the collar and white stripes on the sleeves.
Fulham’s shorts are similar, being navy and complemented with white accents, which helps round off the kit’s overall sleek and modern look.
The 18/19 Huddersfield Town home kit features a traditional shirt design of a striped pattern in sky blue and white, appearing on both the front and back of the shirt.
Umbro’s signature diamond pattern fits in well on the shirt’s blue and white sleeves, giving it a modernised look that is developed by the addition of mesh panels on the sleeves’ undersides and a unique collar construction as well.
Instead of the club’s traditional logo, the Terrier is featured on the shirt, something which modernises the kit, but also detracts from the traditional kit that the fans would’ve wanted.
The black branding also feels slightly out of place on a shirt that otherwise would’ve been a perfect match for the kits’ white shorts and socks.
The Terriers’ away kit looks similar to Bournemouth’s home kit, which is understandable as both were designed by Umbro.
This version works much better, with the bold black and white stripes being better complemented by the matt black look of the sleeves and upper section of the shirt.
Ope Sports’ branding also fits in better with the club’s away kit, as the white and black logo contrasts well with the red and black shirt colours.
The solid kit is rounded off by black shorts and socks.
Leicester’s 18/19 home kit features the club’s traditional bright blue colour, which is complemented by subtle golden details on the collar and sleeves.
The shirt, designed by Adidas, also features three white stripes on the shoulders, and a v-neck which looks better than last year’s collar which was high neck.
Unfortunately, the dynamic diagonal pinstripes across the shirt’s front seem an unnecessary addition to what would’ve already been a solid kid without them.
Leicester’s away kit features uses an unusual grey design, with an all-over toned graphic print.
A solid grey colour probably would’ve made the kit look much better, even if its gold trim on the collar and sleeves make up for the poor choice of pattern.
The club’s logo and the Adidas logo feature on the front in gold, while the King Power branding is on the centre in white, and so doesn’t detract too much from the overall style of the shirt.
This 18/19 away kit would’ve been much better with a traditional solid colour.
Liverpool’s 18/19 home kit is perhaps their best and most modern yet.
Designed in collaboration with New Balance, this season’s shirt is again predominately dark red, but is improved from last season’s by the changing of logos from gold to white, which provides a far sleeker finish.
The kit also benefits from the return of a collar, which this time features white stripes that lead down towards the shoulders, giving the shirt a feel of classic Liverpool kits whilst still remaining modern.
Inspiration is taken from the shirts of the 1990s, with a subtle graphic print that will make the shirt more dynamic and better-looking on the pitch.
Most importantly, the kit includes the 96 symbol on the upper back, to commemorate the Hillsborough tragedy, which is encased by the eternal flames.
The away shirt has a more unusual purple design, which works thanks to the subtle graphic pattern on the front of the shirt, based on designer New Balance’s global template for this season.
Dark purple colours are used on the sleeves and back, to complement the shirt’s overall design.
What makes the shirt stand out is the bright orange colour used on all the shirt’s logos, as well as its trim around the collar.
18/19’s away kit is rounded off by purple shorts and socks, giving it a bold look that is sure to bring the Reds confidence when playing away from home.
Manchester City’s home shirt this season is designed by Nike, and features a sky blue colour, which contrasts with the slightly darker, textured blue of the sleeves.
Similar to the club’s recent home kits, the Etihad and Nike logos are navy, however this year’s shirt sees more modern sleeves that have a navy zig-zag print.
Nike have taken inspiration from the new France World Cup shirt, by adding a buttoned collar, giving the kit a smarter finish.
As last year, the shorts are white, however the socks have changed to a navy colour with a light blue trim.
The only kit released so far by Man United is their third kit, which takes inspiration from royal blue kit worn during the club’s 1968 European Cup win against Benfica.
Designed by Adidas, the shirt has a toned graphic pattern, giving it a dynamic and modern look.
The team’s third kid is finished with the gold logos of the club, Adidas, and sponser Chevrolet. Unlike some logos seen so far, these don’t take away from the kit’s sleek and stylish look.
Newcastle’s 18/19 home kit is very similar to last season’s, featuring the large black and white vertical stripes that the club is known for.
The sleeves also have stripes, which helps unite the design that is complemented by the gold Puma logo and the team’s crest.
However, the large sky blue logo for Fun88 doesn’t fit in well with the monochrome colours of the shirt, as well as the kit’s black shorts and white socks.
Unfortunately, this branding takes a lot away from what would’ve otherwise been a solid kit.
The Magpies’ away kit is an improvement from their home kit.
Inspired by the club’s legendary 95/96 shirt, the away shirt has dark red and blue horizontal stripes, but is this time paired with golden details in the form of the logos and sponsorship, which fit much better in this kit.
Overall, the club’s away shirt is a solid combination of their classic shirts and a modern twist.
Southampton’s new home shirt feels much more like one we would’ve seen over a decade ago, and not one for a modern Premier League team.
The jersey is red with four white vertical stripes, which would’ve been a great pattern had it not been for the black lining around the stripes.
Whilst the UnderArmour and the Southampton logos are fine, they cause the outer stripes to be shaped oddly around them, which gives the impression of a poorly designed kit.
The shirt’s back isn’t any better, as the solid red colour is randomly interrupted by a black stripe across the upper back.
Not the best, but an improvement from last seasons’ home kit.
The club’s away shirt is slightly better due to its bold yellow and blue colours, which are complemented well by the red Virgin Media logo.
The blue shorts and socks also help create a more unified look for Southampton’s away kit, in comparison with their home kit.
Watford’s 18/19 jersey marks a change from their previous kits, with thick black vertical stripes contrasting with the shirt’s yellow background.
The black sleeves and stripes on the shoulders create a bold look, which will make the Hornets look powerful out on the pitch.
FxPro’s large red branding in the centre of the shirt actually fits well with its bold nature, and doesn’t detract from the look as many other sponsors do.
The home kit is finished off nicely by a small hornet graphic on the back of the all-black shorts.
West Ham’s new home kit features the club’s traditional red, which is made dynamic by the use of toned horizontal stripes.
The light blue colour seen on the sleeves of recent shirts has been demoted to covering only the cuffs, a move which makes the kit look more sleek and representative of the West Ham.
The shirt’s logos once again fit in well with the overall look, as their colours don’t stand out too much from the red and blue.
West Ham’s home kit has a smart feel to it, thanks to the shirt’s simple design as well as the white shorts and socks.
Their away kit is less spectacular, featuring a new dark teal colour.
This isn’t a perfect match for the red accents of the shirt, including the lining of the collar and the Umbro design on the sleeves.
West Ham’s away shorts partly make up for this, as their simple design matches more with the shirt.
Wolves’ new home kit, designed by Adidas, brings back the club’s traditional amber colour, which contrasts well with the use of black around the collar, shoulders, and sleeves.
The ‘W’ graphic on the front of the shirt looks fantastic, and gives it a modern look compared with the outdated logo of The Money Shop used in the past two years.
Adidas have rounded off the kit with black shorts, that feature amber stripes, and amber socks, both of which created a unified look for next season’s kit.
Whilst perhaps more simple, Wolves’ away kit is also modern and dynamic.
This time, the shirt is white, with a subtle graphic print on the front, back, and sleeves that gives it a lighter look compared with last season’s darker colours.
The away kit’s look is completed with shorts and socks of the same colour, as well as the black feature’s seen on the club’s home shirt.