Premier League 2021/22 – End of Season Report

The 2021 / 22 Premier League season ended on Sunday 22nd May with a thrilling last round of fixtures which ended with Manchester City pipping Liverpool to the title, winning their 4th Premier League in the last five seasons. At the foot of the table, Leeds United survivied with a final day victory which means that Burnley will be joining already relegated Norwich City and Watford.

As the season has ended, I will follow my tradition of taking a more in depth look into the kits worn through this season, some stats and information behind these kits.

Kit Stats

  • 760 Kits worn (380 Games)
  • Home Kit used 74% of the time (68% Default, 6% Variations)
  • Away Kit used 16% of the time (14% Default, 2% Variations)
  • 3rd Kit used 10% of the time (9% Default, 1% Variations)
  • 101 Kits different Kit Variations worn by the 20 teams
  • Home Kits – 42.6% of total Kit Variations used:
    • 21 Home Kits worn (Arsenal wearing 22/23 Home Kit this season)
    • 22 Home Kit variations used
  • Away Kits – 30.7% of total Kit Variations used:
    • 20 Away Kits worn
    • 11 Away Kit variations used
  • 3rd Kits – 26.7% of total Kit Variations used:
    • 18 3rd Kits used
    • 9 3rd Kit variations used
    • Crystal Palace did not use 3rd Kit in 21/22
    • Manchester United did not use registered 3rd kit, only variations (x3)
  • Goalkeeper Kits:
    • 65 Goalkeeper used
    • Arsenal used Away Kit as a Goalkeeper kit for the second season running
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers were only team to use alternative socks with Goalkeeper kits, using alternative black socks for both 2nd / 3rd choice Keeper Kits

Overview of Kits Used

Kit Overview

Kit Log, Match 1 to Match 19

Kit Log, Match 20 to Match 38

Kit Variations

Looking in more detail at the Kit Variations worn by the Premier League Teams:

  • Manchester United in 11 Kit variations – Home Kit x4, Away Kit x4, 3rd Kit x3
  • Aston Villa in 8 Kit variations – Home Kit x4, Away Kit x2, 3rd Kit x2
  • Two Teams in 7 Kit variations
    • Arsenal – Home Kits x4 (including 22/23 Home Kit), Away Kit, 3rd Kit x2
    • Newcastle United – Home Kit x3, Away Kit x3, 3rd Kit
  • Three Teams in 6 Kit variations
    • Brighton & Hove Albion – Home Kit x2, Away Kit x2, 3rd Kit x2
    • Everton – Home Kit x3, Away Kit, 3rd Kit x2
    • West Ham United – Home Kit x3, Away Kit, 3rd Kit x2
  • Five Teams in 5 Kit variations
    • Burnley – Home Kit, Away Kit x2, 3rd Kit x2
    • Chelsea – Home Kit x2, Away Kit x2, 3rd Kit
    • Leeds United – Home Kit x2, Away Kit x2, 3rd Kit
    • Manchester City – Home Kit x2, Away Kit x2, 3rd Kit
    • Southampton – Home Kit x3, Away Kit, 3rd Kit
  • Most variations of Home Kit – 4:
    • Arsenal (inclucing 22/23 Home Kit)
    • Aston Villa
    • Manchester United
  • Most variatons of Away Kit – 4:
    • Manchester United
  • Most variations of 3rd Kit – 3:
    • Manchester United
    • However they did not wear their default 3rd Kit (Dark Blue shirts, Black shorts, Yellow socks)
  • Six Teams did not wear any Kit Variations, just default Home, Away or 3rd Kits
    • Burnley
    • Crystal Palace (only wore Home and Away Kits)
    • Leicester City
    • Liverpool
    • Norwich City
    • Watford
  • Most worn Home Kit – 32, Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Most worn Away Kit – 14, Brentford
  • Most worn 3rd Kit – 6, Burnley
  • No Fourth Kit used this season, second season in a row.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers used 5 Goalkeeper Kit variations
  • Three teams used 4 Goalkeeper Kit Variations
    • Arsenal (including outfield Away Kit)
    • Brentford
    • Manchester City

Kit Grid

Below is a graphic of what kits where worn against what teams, its one that I share on a weekly basis on my Twitter Account – @Kit_Geek

Kit Tables

One area I like to look at is a team’s performance in their kit, I have created the below tables (Home, Away and 3rd Kit), all shirt variations are included in each section, e.g. Manchester United’s 4 Home Kit variations are all included in the “Home Kit” Table and based on “Points per Game” used ratio.

Home Kits

As you would expect Manchester City and Liverpool head up the “Home Kit” table with a points per game score of 2.44 and 2.43 respectively, Arsenal making up the top three with 1.96 points per game in their Home Kits.

Liverpool scored the most points overall, with 73 points in their 30 games in their home kits.

Only two teams scored under 1 point per game in their Home Kit and again no surprises that it was the relegated Teams of Watford and Norwich City.

Away Kits

The top two slots in the Away Kit table are again taken up by Manchester City and Liverpool, however here there was a larger gap between the two, with “City” scoring 16 points in the six games away kits were used, only dropping points once in the draw at Crystal Palace, the most points won in an Away kit.

Tottenham Hotspur had a good season in their change kits, ended undefeated in their away kit to complete the top 3 in the “Away Kit” Table, Brighton & Hove Albion also ended the season unbeaten in their away kit wearing the kit 7 times in total and scoring 13 points to end joint 5th with Chelsea in this table.

There were 7 teams who averaged 1 point or lower in their away kit, including Mid table finishers Brentford, Crystal Palace and 8th placed Leicester City who only managed 4 points in their away kit.

3rd Kits

The 3rd Kit table has a different look to it, with Chelsea who only wore their 3rd Kit once in The Premier League and were victorious end with a maxium 3 points per game, Tottenham Hotspur (unbeaten in their 3rd Kit) finished second with 10 points from 4 games, only dropping points in their draw with Southampton.

Manchester City scored the most points again, completing the change kit league double!

Two teams scored “0” points in their 3rd Kit, with Aston Villa (5) and Watford (2), with a total of 9 teams scoring an average of 1 point or lower, this does not include Crystal Palace did not use their 3rd Kit.

Summary and Highlights

There were plenty of discussion points through the season with the kits used, some of the highlights for me are the following:

Crystal Palace only used two kit variations through out the season, just their home and away kits, this meant we did not see their wonderful 3rd kit in action in the Premier League, it was used in the Cup however.

Wolverhampton Wanderers went 23 League games in row in their home kit, this meant the last time they wore a change kit was on Saturday 11th December 2021 against Manchester City. They wore their home kit a total of 32 times, which was joint highest in the Premier League this season.

In their first season in The Premier League, Brentford wore change kits in 18 of their 19 away games, wearing their away kit 14 time and 3rd kit 4 times, the only time they wore their home kit away from The Community Stadium was against Manchester City on Wednesday 9th February 2022.

Tottenham Hotspur ended the season unbeaten in change kits, wearing their away kit 3 times (2 wins and 1 draw) and their 3rd kit 4 times (3 wins and 1 draw). A great season for two designs that have divided kit lovers but in this Kit Geek’s opinion are two great looking kits.

Brighton & Hove Albion wear undefeated in their “Hyper-Turq” Away kit, wearing it a total of 7 times (3 wins and 4 draws), interestingly they only worn the default version of the kit with black shorts once, at Everton.

There were three teams that wore four distinct goalkeeper kits…

Arsenal

Brentford

Manchester City

There we have it, The Premier Leagues’s End of Season Kit report for 2021/22, please let me know your favourite kit highlights from this division on the comments below or over at Twitter – @Kit_Geek

You can find other End of Season Reports below.

Championship – End of Season Report

League One – End of Season Report

League Two – End of Season Report

Premier League 2020/21 – End of Season Kit Report

Starting on 12th September 2020 and finishing on 23rd May 2021, the 2020/21 season was completed within the quickest amount of time in Premier League history, which we saw the 380 games completed in just 253 days and concluded with Manchester City winning their third title in four seasons.

As the season has ended, I will follow my tradition of taking a more in depth look into the kits worn through this season, some stats and information behind these kits.

Kit Stats

  • 760 Kits worn (380 Games)
  • Home Kit used 71% of the time (63% Full, 8% Variations)
  • Away Kit used 16% of the time (13% Full, 3% Variations)
  • 3rd Kit used 13% of the time (11% Full, 2% Variations)
  • 109 Kits different Kit Variations worn by the 20 teams
  • Home Kits – 42% of total Kit Variations used:
    • 23 Home Kits worn (Brighton & Hove Albion, Leicester City, Liverpool wearing 21/22 Home Kits this season)
    • 23 Home Kit variations used
  • Away Kits – 31% of total Kit Variations used:
    • 21 Away Kits worn (Arsenal, Everton wearing 21/22 Aways Kits this season)
    • 13 Away Kit variations used
    • Manchester United did not use registered Away kit, only variations (x3)
  • 3rd Kits – 27% of total Kit Variations used:
    • 18 3rd Kits used
    • 11 3rd Kit variations used
    • Brighton & Hove Albion did not use 3rd kit in 20/21
    • Chelsea did not use registered 3rd kit, only variations (x2)
  • Goalkeeper Kits:
    • 66 Goalkeeper used
    • 5 Teams used 21/22 Goalkeeper kits (All teams that debuted their new kits)
    • Arsenal used Away Shirt as Goalkeeper shirt
    • Manchester United only team to use alternative socks with Goalkeeper kit (Home Kit with alternative socks at Leeds United)

Overview of Kits Used

Kit Overview

Kit Log, Match 1 to Match 19

Kit Log, Match 20 to Match 38

Kit Variations

Looking in more detail at the Kit Variations worn by the Premier League Teams:

  • Manchester United in 11 variations of Kit – Home Kit x5, Away Kit x3, 3rd Kit x3
  • Aston Villa in 8 variations of Kit – Home Kit x3, Away Kit x3, 3rd Kit x 2
  • Two Teams in 7 variations of Kit
    • Everton – Home Kit x4, Away Kit, 3rd Kit, 21/22 Away Kit
    • West Ham United – Home Kit x4, Away Kit, 3rd Kit x2
  • Five Teams in 6 variations of Kit:
    • Brighton HA – Home Kit x2, Away kit x3, 21/22 Home Kit
    • Chelsea – Home Kit x2, Away Kit x2, 3rd Kit x2
    • Fulham – Home Kit x4, Away Kit, 3rd Kit
    • Sheffield United – Home Kit, Away Kit x2, 3rd Kit x3
    • Southampton – Home Kit x2, Away Kit, 3rd Kit x3
  • Most variations of Home Kit:
    • 5, Manchester United (Including 2 different pairs of Black socks used)
    • Everton, Fulham, West Ham United used 4 variations of Home Kit
  • Most variatons of Away Kit:
    • 3, Aston Villa, Brighton HA and Manchester United
    • Manchester United did not full Away (all dark green, only variations with white shorts / socks)
  • Most variations of 3rd Kit:
    • 3, Manchester United, Sheffield United and Southampton
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion only two teams not to use any Kit Variations, just their standard Home, Away and 3rd Kits
  • Most worn Home Kit – 32, Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Most worn Away Kit – 12, West Bromwich Albion
  • Most worn 3rd Kit – 9, Burnley
  • No Fourth Kit used this season, first time since 2017/18
  • Arsenal used 5 Goalkeeper Kit variations, including away shirt as part of all white GK Kit

Kit Grid

Below is a graphic of what kits where worn against what teams, its one that I share on a weekly basis on my Twitter Account – https://twitter.com/kit_geek

Kit Tables

One area I like to look at is a team’s performance in their kit, I have created the below tables (Home, Away and 3rd Kit), all shirt variations are included in each section, e.g. Manchester United’s 5 Home Kit variations are all included in the “Home Kit” Table and based on “Points per Game” used ratio.

Home Kit

As expected Manchester City head up this table with 2.28 Points, 0.45 points more than Manchester United. The three relegated teams within the bottom three positions, Burnley the only other team with less than 1 point per game in their Home Kit.

Away Kit

Liverpool head the Away Kit Table, with 2.25 points per game for their 4 uses of “Teal” Away kit, Leicester City and Manchester United both with 2.00 points per game but Leicester City in their away 5 times compared to Manchester United’s 4.

Newcastle United scored 13 points in their away kit, which was the highest in the league throughout the season but their 8 uses average 1.63 points per game.

Wolves only used their away kit once in 2020/21 and lost, so did not score a single point in their away kit, a total of 8 teams average less than point per game in their away kit, including West Ham who finished 6th in the League

3rd Kit

Manchester City finished the season with a 100% win record in their 3rd Kit, with 7 wins and maximum 3.00 points per game.

Sheffield United and Fulham did not score a point in their 3rd kits, with Sheffield United losing all 6 games in their Green / Gold Kit.

Brighton & Hove Albion did not use a 3rd Kit this season (their black away from 2019/20 was registered as their 3rd kit),

Summary and Highlights

There were plenty of discussion points through the season with the kits used, some of the highlights for me are the following:

Manchester United used two different pairs of black socks with their Home Kit, the original sold which had the same “flecked” pattern as the home shirt and contained the wording “Manchester United” and were only worn in the first game of the season at Home against Crystal Palace, the 2nd pair of black socks used were standard Adidas Teamwear socks and used throughout the rest of the season in the league

Arsenal first Premier League team to use an outfield shirt as a Goalkeeper Kit, when it was deemed that their 3 goalkeeper kit options were two much of clash for their game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Aresenal used their away shirt to create an all white goalkeeper kit

Leno using Arsenal’s Away kit as a GK Kit

When Manchester United visited Liverpool on 17th January 2021 they elected to use their dark green away kit, however it was consided that the two teams would be indistinguishable for those fans with colourblindness. Manchester United used white socks to break these colours up.

Aston Villa who used 8 Kit variations overall, at one stage used 7 different kit variation in 8 games which included 6 kits in 6 games.

There we have kit, the end of season report for 2020/21 Premier League season, let me know your favourite kit details and thoughts in the comments below or over at Twitter – https://twitter.com/kit_geek

Premier League 2019/20 – End of Season Kit Report

On Sunday 27th July 2020, 354 Days since the season kicked off on 9th August 2019 the longest Premier League season concluded with Liverpool winning their first top flight league title in 30 years.

This is time for me to look into some more detail the kits worn throughout the season and some of the information and stats behind these kits.

Kit Stats

  • 760 Kits Worn (380 games)
  • 113 Different kits worn
  • Home Kits – 45%, 29 Home kits worn (9 teams using 2020/21 Home Kit) and 22 variations of Home kit used
  • Away Kits – 30%, 21 Away kits worn (AFC Bournemouth and Chelsea using 2020/21 Away Kit) and 13 variations of Away kit used
  • 3rd Kits – 22%, 18 3rd kits worn and 7 variations of 3rd Kit worn
  • 4th Kits – 3%, 3 4th Kits worn
  • 73 Different Goalkeeper Kits worn (12 2020/21 GK Kits worn)

Two designated kits from 2019/20 season were not used, Liverpool Away was not used with the “halved” socks, only plain white and Southampton 3rd Kit was not used with is assigned navy socks but home kit socks.

Overview

Match Day 1 to Match Day 19

Match Day 20 to Match Day 38

Kit Variations

  • Manchester United wore 9 variations of Kits – x3 Home, x3 Away, x3 3rd
  • Four teams wore 7 variations of Kits (Chelsea, Everton, Sheffield United, West Ham United)
  • Chelsea – x3 Home Kits (inc. 20/21 Home), x3 Away Kits (inc. 20/21 Away), x1 3rd Kit
  • Everton – x4 Home Kits, x1 Away Kit, x1 3rd Kit, x1 4th Kit
  • Sheffield United – x2 Home Kits, x4 Away Kits, x1 3rd Kit
  • West Ham United – x4 Home Kits (inc. 20/21 Home), x2 Away Kit, x1 3rd Kit
  • Most variations of Home Kit – 4, Everton
  • Most variations of Away Kit – 4, Sheffield United
  • Most variations of 3rd Kit – 3, Manchester United
  • Three teams used a 4th Kit (Burnley, Everton, Southampton)
  • Norwich City only team not to use a variation of their kits (3 Kits worn)
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers only used change kits 6 times (x4 Away, x2 3rd)
  • Cheslea wore 6 different goalkeeper kits (inc 3 from 20/21)
  • Tottenham Hotspur wore 5 different goalkeeper kits all from 19/20
  • Southampton only wore 2 Goalkeeper kits

Kit Grid

Below is a graphic of what kits where worn against what teams, its one that I share on a weekly basis on my Twitter Account – https://twitter.com/kit_geek

Kit Tables

I also like to look at the points won by each kit, I have grouped these into (Home, Away and 3rd/4th “Kit Tables” so all variations of kit will be included in its group, the scoring is based on a points per game ratio.

Home Kit

No suprises here, with Liverpool heading the table with 2.66 “Points Per Game” in their home kit a massive 0.55 points more than Manchester City in 2nd place.

The three relegated teams are also at the foot of the table in the Home Kit usage as well.

Away Kit

The Away table does give us a different looking table, Chelsea heading up this group with Liverpool both scoring 2.60 points per game, with matching records of 13 points from 5 games.

Southampton, who achieved the most points in change kits in the Premier League are in 5th Place with 1.62 points per game.

Leicester City, who only used their away kit twice and managed just the one draw are 2nd bottom here, with Aston Villa with 0.14 points per game are at the foot of the table with just 1 point from the seven games in their away kit.

3rd/4th Kit

Liverpool complete the clean sweep, heading up the 3rd/4th Kit group with 2.25 points per game, here they tied with Manchester City, with identical records of 9 points from 4 games.

It’s a different story for Leicester City here, with their 3rd kit being much more successful than their away kit, coming in 3rd place here with 1.80 points per game.

Arsenal and Everton, only managed one point in their 3rd Kit (and 4th Kit in Everton’s case), scoring just 0.33 points per game and Norwich who did not score a single point in their 3rd Kit are bottom of the pile.

I always like to round these reviews up by looking back and picking the game that had my favourite kit match up, for the 2019/20 Premier League Season I have chosen a game that took place towards the end of the season during “Project Restart”, Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur. The overall look worked well, the details of the red numbers on the Newcastle Home kit is one that I will always enjoy and with Tottenham wearing their wonderful 3rd Kit (probably my favourite kit in 19/20 Premier League season), the whole look worked for me and was very pleasing to the eye!

What are your favourite kit match up of the season and your overal kit highlights, let me know your thoughts and comments below or over on Twitter – https://twitter.com/kit_geek

Premier League One Kit Wonders – 2019/20

As we approach the final round of fixtures of the 2019/20 Premier League season, its always to time to take stock and look back the season and reminisce over the good and bad of the latest season.

There will be plenty of looking back at the season from me over the coming weeks but I wanted to kick this off by looking back at those kits that were only worn once this season.

So far we have seen 107 different kits worn in the Premier League and in this post I want to call out the 24 Kits that have been worn just once, our “One Kit Wonders”.

Arsenal

Southampton v Arsenal, 25th June 2020

Arsenal’s popular away kit, that pays homage to the classic “Brusied Banana” kit, was worn in their 2-0 victory at Southampton with yellow shorts, giving an all yellow look which was also used with the “Bruised Banana” kit against Southampton back in 1991.

AFC Bournemouth

Watford v AFC Bournemouth, 26th October 2019

Bournemouth’s draw at Watford saw the south coast team pair their home shirt with white shorts and socks, giving them a classic AC Milan look.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v AFC Bournemouth, 24th June 2019

One of the (minor) impacts of “Project Restart” was that some clubs had sponsorship deals ending, which in turn saw new kits launched with a significant number of games still to play. Bournemouth was one of these teams, who wore their 2020/21 Home kit from Umbro (with holding sponsor Vitality). This was worn with white shorts and socks in the 1-0 defeat at Wolves in June.

Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth, 4th July 2020

The visit to Manchester United saw Bournemouth use their 2020/21 away kit from Umbro, with a graphic of the famous Bouremouth Pier sublimated onto the aqua shirts, similar to the Manchester United umbro shirt from 1994/96 which had Old Trafford on their shirts. It did not prove a lucky shirt with The Cherries losing 5-3 in this kit’s only appearence.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Newcastle United v Brighton and Hove Albion, 21st September 2019

With Brighton’s away kit being all black it meant that The Seagulls reached into the back of the Kitman’s cupboard at The Amex to pull out 2018/19 away kit to be used as this season’s third kit. In this drawn game it was worn for the only time this season with white shorts.

Aston Villa v Brighton and Hove Albion, 19th October 2019

Brighton’s second “One Kit Wonder” was their home kit worn with blue socks in a defeat at Aston Villa.

Burnley FC

West Ham United v Burnley FC, 8th July 2020

When Burnley visited a fellow Claret/Blue wearing West Ham, it was deemed that their away kit (All Sky Blue) and 3rd Kit (Green/Black) were not enough of a contrast to hosts home kit, Umbro created a one off white shirt to be worn with white shorts and socks to make a “4th Kit”, one of three 4th Kits seen this season and has a 100% win ratio in its use.

Chelsea

Crystal Palace v Chelsea, 7th July 2020

Chelsea’s new sponsorship deal with “3” started on the 1st July, this meant the 2020/21 kits were brought into action at the end of this season. The pale blue away kit saw it first and only appearence of this season in the 3-2 victory at Crystal Palace.

Everton

Crystal Palace v Everton, 10th August 2019

Looking way back to first round of fixtures of the 2019/20 season, Everton were asked by the Premier League to use their third kit from 2018/19 as the “coral” away and navy 3rd kits supplied by Umbro were seen to be too much of a clash to their visit to Crystal Palace, the game ended in a draw and is the one of the three “4th” kits seen used this season.

Manchester United v Everton, 15th December 2019

Everton’s second “One Kit Wonder” was the variation of their home kit, worn with blue shorts that The Toffees wore in their drawn game at Manchester United.

Leicester City

West Ham United v Leicester City, 28th December 2019

Leicester City often use variations of their home kit to avoid unnecessary use of their change kits, their 2-1 win at West Ham saw using their home kit with white socks, a combination only used once this season.

Manchester United

Southampton v Manchester United, 31st August 2019

Manchester United have worn their 3rd kit three times in the Premier League this season, in three different variations, the first worn with white shorts (bespoke to this kit, not the home shorts which have red Adidas stripes) at the drawn game at Southampton.

Sheffield United v Manchester United, 24th November 2019

The second use of the 3rd kit was at Sheffield United with bespoke white shorts and socks, the game ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Arsenal v Manchester United, 1st January 2020

The final appearence of the Manchester United 3rd kit was its only use in its first choice all black variation, the game at Arsenal ended in defeat which means they did not win a single game using their 3rd Kit in the League this season.

Sheffield United

Chelsea v Sheffield United, 31st August 2019

Sheffield United’s versitle white away kit has been used in four different combination this season, the use of white shorts and red (home kit) socks was only used the once, to give us a nice looking kit, the red socks work really well with red Adidas stripes on side panels and shorts, the red flowing through out the kit. The game ended in a draw in what has been an inspresive return to the Top Flight for The Blades.

Newcastle United v Sheffied United, 21st June 2020

Sheffield United’s second “One Kit Wonder” was a variation of their home kit, combined with away shorts and socks to give us an overall “white” feel to their home kit. The kit did not prove a lucky one with the game ending in a 0-3 defeat.

Southampton FC

Newcastle United v Southampton, 8th December 2019

Southampton’s use of their 2018/19 3rd Kit at Newcastle United was called for due to the three kits registered for 2019/20 all clashing with Newcastle’s home kit, this is third and final 4th Kit used this season and the only one that was used by the losing team, the kit was combined with home shorts and socks.

Tottenham Hotspur

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur, 15th December 2019

Tottenham’s visit to Wolves in December saw them use their home socks with their away kit, to give us a Navy/Navy/White variation, tying in nicely with Nike’s Vapor Template’s use of contrasting socks. The game ended in victory for Spurs with an injury time winning goal.

Watford

Newcastle United v Watford, 31st August 2019

Watford are another team that used their away kit from 2018/19 as a 3rd kit for 2019/20, the only appearence of this kit was their visit to Newcastle United back in August. This is the least used 3rd in the League and its only use ended in a draw.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford, 28th September 2019

The second “One Kit Wonder” from Watford was a variation of their away kit used with white socks which was seen in their defeat at Wolves.

West Ham United

Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United, 4th December 2019

West Ham’s home kit from Umbro was a popular one with fans, when worn against Wolves it was paired with sky blue shorts and socks for a variation that still gives a strong West Ham feel, this did not prove sucessful on the pitch, with the game ending in defeat.

Newcastle United v West Ham United, 5th July 2020

This is the 3rd variation of West Ham’s home kit, this time combined with sky blue socks was used in the drawn game at Newcastle United.

Manchester United v West Ham United, 22nd July 2020

In the final away game of the season at Manchester United, West Ham used their away kit with change Sky Blue shorts, to give us again an alternative but classic West Ham look. The game ended in a draw.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

AFC Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 23rd November 2019

Wolves’ home kit in 2019/20 was paired with black shorts and socks, surprisingly an alternative of the kit was only used once this season with “old gold” socks in the victory at Bournemouth.

The 24 games in which our “One Kit Wonders” were worn, saw 6 wins, 10 draws and 8 defeats.

There are still the final ten games of the season to be played, so there may be some changes to this final list, Brighton in particular I can see using their home kit with blue socks in their game at Burnley, Sheffield United may use a different variation of their 3rd kit in their game at Southampton and at the moment Manchester City have only used their 2020/21 Home kit once in their victory at Watford but with their final game being at home at likely to wear this kit again in this game which is why I have not included in them in this overview.

Let me know what your favourite “One Kit Wonder” of the 2019/20 Premier League Season at https://twitter.com/kit_geek

UPDATED – MATCH DAY 38

On the final round of fixtures of season, we saw six teams launch their new home kits…. increasing our “One Kit Wonders” to 30…. All fixtures took place on 26th July.

Arsenal

Arsenal v Watford

Arsenal’s victory at relegated Watford give us the first view of the new Adidas 2020/21 Home kit, a darker shade of red than 19/20 version with the use of red socks as first choice!

Brighton & Hove Albion

Burnley v Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton’s new home kit is a really interesting change from their traditional look, one the club has used in the past as points but something new and fresh for their 2020/21 Premier League campaign, its debut was victorious one with a 2-1 win at Burnley.

Leicester City

Leicester City v Manchester United

Leicester City revert to all blue for 20/21 season with this Adidas Convido 20 Template! Their 2-0 defeat cost the team and this kit a place in the Champions League next season.

Newcastle United

Newcastle United v Liverpool

Newcastle’s 2020/21 Kit sees the magpies use thinner stripes than 19/20, but the red numbers remain (something I love to see in a Newcastle Kit) and check out them socks…!!! Its first outing ended in 3-1 defeat to Champions Liverpool.

Southampton

Southampton v Sheffield United

Southampton are ditchng the stripes in 2020/21 in favour of a sash…. I love a sash, so this looks great in my eyes, Southampton ended the season in style beating high flying Sheffield United 3-1.

West Ham United

West Ham United v Aston Villa

West Ham are our final team introducing their new kit in 2019/20 season, a return to white shorts and socks paired with a more traditional looking shirt, the drawn game with Aston Villa saw the visitors stay up on the last day of the season.

So there we have it, the 30 “One Kit Wonders”, our final record sees 9 wins, 11 draws and 10 defeats!

Premier League – Kit Log and all the information you might need!

We are now over a quarter of the way through the season, so this feels like the ideal time to take a deeper look into the Kits worn so far in the 2019/20 season.

Followers to my Twitter account – @Kit_Geek will know that I do keep weekly updates on kits via the “Kit Grid” with some high level stats for those of you like me who like to see the numbers behind the kits worn.

Kit Grid, Match Day 10:

KitGrid_MD10

Kit Stats

10 Rounds of fixtures into the season, means 200 Kits worn. Taking a look at little at some of the overall kit stats:

  • Home Kits worn – 71% (65% Full Kits, 6% Home Kit variation)
  • Away Kits worn –  18% (14.5% Full, 3.5% Variation)
  • 3rd Kits worn – 10.5% (8.5% Full, 2% Variation)
  • 4th Kit worn – 0.5%

Looking at points won by teams in their Home, Away, 3rd (and 4th) Kits – This includes variations of each Kits.

  • Home Kits – 191 Point won, at an average of 1.35 Points per game
  • Away Kits – 45 Points won, at an average of  1.25 Points per game
  • 3rd Kits – 34 Points won, at an average of 1.62 Points per game
  • 4th Kit – 1 Point won, so 1 Point per game

So it appears that a team wearing their 3rd kit is likely to score more points, with 5 teams having 100% win records when in their 3rd choice outfit this season, those teams:

  • Liverpool (3 games)
  • Crystal Palace and Manchester City (2 games)
  • Bournemouth and Newcastle United (1 game)

Point per game by Team:

Home Kits

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Away Kits

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3rd / 4th Kits

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Kit Variations

One thing I particularly like keeping an eye out for is variations of kits worn, below is the update by team and the kits they have worn in the League this season:

  • 69 Variatons of Kit Worn
  • Liverpool have worn 5 variations of Kits (due to sock changes on Home / 3rd Kit)
  • 9 Teams have worn 4 variations of Kits
  • 8 Teams have worn 3 variations of Kits
  • Newcastle United and Norwich City have worn just 2 variations of their Kits, both being Home and 3rd Kits

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Of the 59 Registered Kits, we have not seen 5 in the Premier League this season:

  • Chelsea 3rd Kit
  • Everton 3rd Kit
  • Leicester City 3rd Kit
  • Newcastle United Away Kit
  • Norwich City Away Kit

The Order that teams have worn Kits:

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Goalkeeper Kits

Something new that I have been tracking this season is what the Goalkeepers are wearing this season, below are the Goalkeeper kits worn per game

  • 55 Goalkeeper Kits worn in 2019/20

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And there we have it, a fairly comprehensive view of the Kits worn in the Premier League so far in 2019/20.

I always like to end my kit round ups with my favourite Kit match up of the recent weeks, for me it was last week’s (26th October) game between Watford and Bournemouth.  Bournemouth changing to white shorts and socks to avoid the clash with Watford’s…. giving us inadvertently a tribute to Luther Blisset.

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Please let me know your thoughts, favourite kits and comments below or over on my Twitter Account – @Kit_Geek

Premier League – Kit Log 2019/20

As we reach the first International Break of the 2019/20 season it feels like its a good time to take stock and have a look at the kits worn in the first four rounds of the season.

As always I like to look at the stats of the kits worn and information behind that.

Kit Stats

  • Home Kits – 69% (65% full, 4% variation)
  • Away Kits – 18% (17% full, 1% variation)
  • 3rd Kit – 12% (11% full, 1% variation)
  • 4th Kit – 1%

Teams with 3 kits worn – In Appearance

  • Arsenal (Away, Home, 3rd)
  • Burnley (Home, 3rd, Away)
  • Crystal Palace (Home, Away, 3rd)
  • Everton (4th, Home, Home variation)
  • Manchester United (Home, Home variation, 3rd variation)
  • Sheffield United (Away, Home, Away variation)
  • Tottenham Hotspur (Home, Away, Home variation)

Teams with 2 kits worn – In Appearance

  • Aston Villa (Home, Away)
  • Bournemouth (Home, 3rd)
  • Brighton & Hove Albion (Home, Away)
  • Chelsea (Home, Away)
  • Leicester City (Home, Away)
  • Liverpool (Home, 3rd)
  • Manchester City (Away, Home)
  • Newcastle United (Home, 3rd)
  • Norwich City (Home, 3rd)
  • Southampton (Away, Home)
  • Watford (Home, 3rd)
  • West Ham United (Home, Away)

Team with 1 kit worn

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers (Home)

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Something we have seen twice this season (Everton at Crystal Palace and Watford at Newcastle United) is the Referee step in and ask teams to change their kits to avoid a clash.

Everton who wanted to use their Coral away kit but was advised by the Ref is would cause a clash of kit and with their then soon to be released 3rd kit being Navy Blue, it meant a return of last season’s white 3rd kit, as what will be a 4th kit this season.  For me this white kit actually complements the current home kit in its desgin, so maybe should have been kept as a 3rd kit this season.

The second instance was with Watford, who wanted to use their Navy Blue away kit for the first time at Newcastle and with their home kit this season being Black / Yellow halved shirts, it meant a return of last season’s Green Away kit to be used as a 3rd kit, something the team did not have last season being one of only two teams to wear just a Home and Away kit.

The other one of those teams was Wolverhampton Wanderers, who currently are the only team to wear just one kit so far this season, however I would expect to see the team to use a rare 3rd kit when they play away at Watford on 1st January 2020, with their home and away kits both clashing with Watford’s halved shirts…. will we see the return of last season’s white away kit or something new?

Premier League – Goalkeeper Kits

Something new I am also keeping record of this season and inspired by Denis over at Museum of Jerseys (and the excellent Kit Tracker that Denis illustrates) are the Goalkeeper kits worn in the Premier League.

  • 43 Different kits worn – (caviat here is that there are several template kits worn by teams, so many teams have same GK Kit)
  • Only Brighton & Hove Albion have worn just one kit so far this season (Mat Ryan)
  • Burnley, Manchester United, Newcastle United & Norwich City have all worn 3 kits in the opening 4 games

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My favourite kit match up of the season so far was on 18th August when Sheffield United played Crystal Palace, for me a nice balance of tradition and modern kit design…. although if Arsenal had chosen to wear their away kit Liverpool rather than their 3rd kit then that would have been right up there…!

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Let me know your thoughts and what your favourite Kit Match ups have been on the comments below or over at Twitter on @Kit_Geek

 

Football Kit Top Trumps – Premier League 2018/19

It is time for one final review of the Home kits worn by the Premier League teams in the 2018/19 season, this time in the form of the classic “Top Trump” card.

I was torn on going for an opinion based scoring system based on design, aesthetics and general use, however I decided to go for a more factual based performance of the kit, so our ranking areas are:

  • League Games Worn
  • Variations of Kit 
  • Games Won
  • Points Won
  • Points per game

So for your “pleasure”, here are the Home Kits worn in 2018/19 Premier League Season in Top Trumps!

Arsenal and AFC Bournemouth*

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*AFC Bournemouth wore their 2019/20 Home kit in the last home game against Tottenham Hotspur, this game is NOT included in the data for their card (they won 1-0).

Brighton & Hove Albion and Burnley

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Cardiff City and Chelsea*

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*Cheslea wore their 2019/20 Home kit in the last home game against Watford, this game is NOT included in the data for their card (they won 3-0).

Crystal Palace* and Everton

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*Crystal Palace wore their 2019/20 Home kit in the last home game against AFC Bournemouth, this game is NOT included in the data for their card (they won 5-3).

Fulham and Huddersfield Town

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Leicester City* and Liverpool

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*Leicester City wore their 2019/20 Home kit in the last home game against Chelsea, this game is NOT included in the data for their card (they drew 0-0).

Manchester City and Manchester United

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Newcastle United and Southampton

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Tottenham Hotspur and Watford

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West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Any shocks here, maybe Watford beating Chelsea in the numbers of games worn or Liverpool beating Manchester City in Points per game!

I am planning on creating Away and Third Kit Top Trumps in the coming weeks, as well as Champions League Kits.

Let me know your thoughts by using the comments field below or over at my Twitter Account @Kit_Geek

Premier League – Kits by Fixtures

Those that have been following me on Twitter and seen previous post know that I keep a log of the kits worn in games with a Kit Grid, an example can be seen here – Premier League, Kit Grid (Match Day 26 to 35)

I also wanted to share you with you the kits worn at each Match Day as a reference point.

Match Day 1 to 3 (10th August to 27th August)

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Match Day 4 to Match Day 7 (1st September to 1st October)

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Match Day 8 to Match Day 10 (5th October to 29th October)

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Match Day 11 to Match Day 14 (3rd November to 2nd December)

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Match Day 15 to Match Day 20 (4th December to 30th December)

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Match Day 21 to Match Day 24 (1st January to 30th January)

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Match Day 25 to Match Day 28 (2nd February to 27th February

Match Day 27 includes

  • Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion played on 3rd April

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Match Day 29 to Match Day 32 (2nd March to 31st March

Match Day 30, includes:

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace on 3rd April
  • Brighton & Hove Albion v Cardiff City on 16th April
  • Watford v Southampton on 23rd April
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal on 24th April
  • Manchester United v Manchester City on 24th April

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Match Day 33 to Match Day 36 (2nd April to 28th April)

Match Day 33 Includes:

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion on 23rd April

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Match Day 37 and Match Day 38 (3rd May to 12th May)

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For some detailed analysis, please check out my previous post – Premier League, End of Season Kit Report

Also, I have recently contributed to this article looking at some of kits worn in 2018/19 Premier League season on Footy.com with Phil Delves which made it all the way to the lofty heights of Talksport – click here …………*FAME AT LAST, KINDA*

Finally check out this stunning graphic from Museum of Jerseys , not only is this documenting all kits worn this season but also all Goalkeeping kits and Officials strips.

 

Premier League, End of Season Kit Report

Sunday 12th May 2019 saw a remarkable season come to a close, with Manchester City and Liverpool slugging out blows over these final weeks of the season like two heavy weight boxers trading punched in the 12th Round….

Anyway enough of this and to what you are here for, the Kit review of the season.

Kit Stats

  • 760 Kits worn (380 games)
  • 112 variations of kits, which are broken down by the following
  • Home Kits – 42%, 24 Home kits worn (AFC Bournemouth, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Leicester all wearing their 2019/20 Home Kit in their last home game) and 23 variations of Home kit
  • Away Kits – 30%, 19 Away kits worn (Manchester United only team not to wear their designated away kit) and 15 variations of Away kit
  • 3rd / 4th Kits (thanks Fulham) – 28%, 18 3rd/4th Kits worn and 13 variations of 3rd Kit

Overview

Match Day 1 to 19

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Match Day 20 to 38

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Kit Variations 

  • Everton and Fulham both wore 9 variations of kits this season
  • Everton – 4 Home Kits, 1 Away and 4 3rd Kits
  • Fulham – 4 Home Kits, 2 Away, 2 3rd and 1 4th Kit
  • Manchester United and West Ham United wore 8 variations of kit
  • Manchester United – 3 Home Kits, 2 Away kits and 3 3rd kits (they also did not wear their designated away kit combination of Pink / Black / Pink)
  • West Ham United- 4 Home Kits, 1 Away Kit and 3 3rd Kits
  • Most variation of Home Kit – 4 (Everton, Fulham, West Ham United)
  • Most variation of Away Kit – 3 (AFC Bournemouth, Burnley, Cardiff City)
  • Most variation of 3rd Kit – 4 (Everton)
  • Fulham used a 4th Kit once (which in turn meant they wore 4 kits in the first 5 games)
  • Watford are the only team to use no variation and only two different kits all season
  • Leicester City wore their home kit 32 times, only wearing change kits against teams in Blue or Blue / white stripes – the least unnecessary changes 

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Kit Log

Below is a graphic looking at who what against whom, this is something that I will be looking at in more detail over the coming days, so watch this space.

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As in my previous post about The Championship – The Championship, End of Season Kit Report I mentioned my favourite kit match up of the season, for me this was a tough call this season but one of my favourite kits to take the field was Chelsea’s home shirt and when they played Crystal Palace at home, palace wore blue socks with their away to produce for a stunning kit mash up.

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As mentioned, there will be additional posts coming up over the coming days but please let me know your thoughts, favourite kits and comments about 2018/19 Premier League Season by using the comments field below or via Twitter – @Kit_geek

Premier League, Kit Grid (Match Day 26 to 35)

The end of the Premier League season is fast approaching with only 3 rounds of games left to be played.

This felt like a good time to review the Kit Grid that looks at what was worn by who against who.

To review older updates and see how this works please see my previous posts about this:

Premier League – Kit Grid, Match Day 13

Premier League – Kit Grid catch up (MD 14 to 17)

Premier League – Kit Grid (Match Day 18 – 25)

Match Day 26 – 9th February to 11th February

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Match Day 27 – 22nd February to 24th February

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Match Day 28 – 26th February to 27th February

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Match Day 29 – 2nd March to 3rd March

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Match Day 30 – 9th March to 10th March

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Match Day 31 – 16th March to 17th March

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Match Day 32 – 30th March to 1st April

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Match Day 33 – 2nd April to 8th April

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Match Day 34 – 12th April to 15th April

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Match Day 35 – 20th April to 22nd April

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Games played on 23rd April and 24th April – From Match Day 31 and Match Day 33

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At the end of season, I will start to break down some of the stats behind the kits worn by the Team in the Premier League this season.

Please let me know you thoughts via the comments below or via Twitter @Kit_Geek