RATING THE RELEASED PREMIER LEAGUE KITS FOR 21/22
The Premier League new season is around the corner and the teams are ready to challenge with fresh faces and fresh threads with fans returning to the stadiums. What is the biggest and most viewed football league in the world needs to stand out in terms of its football as well as its fashion and style. All the sporting brands will try something unique and attempt to make their jerseys as extraordinary as they can.
Many clubs have released their kits for the next season while there are many more to come. We, at FootTheBall, will rate and grade them according to their design and fashionability —
Arsenal has released its Away Kit for 21/22 which is a green coloured plain jersey with a redesigned logo that only has the cannon from the Gunners’ logo. The colour combination is interesting and pleasing to the eye and the red strips on the sleeve looks extremely contrasting and stylish as well. Adidas has stuck the bullseye yet again and made this kit look supremely attractive.
One of the most praised kits on the internet is Kappa’s Aston Villa kit for the next season. They have maintained the traditional home colours but also added a smooth texture on the front that looks very tempting. It has a double layered collar with a unique design that merges both the colours in a perfect manner. The front looks much better than a plain shade of red that Aston Villa usually wears and is the x-factor of the jersey.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION
Nike has maintained the similar colours for the Brighton and Hove Albion home kit as last season but altered the pattern in an attempt to make it look more neatly finished. It has broadened the stripes and distinguished the sponsor name in a lighter shade of blue. The logo is still in the similar yellow colour and a stripe of yellow dividing the front and back of the jersey is an attracting factor as well.
Their Away Kit is a soothing sea-green coloured jersey with simple textured sleeves that make it elegant and classy. With the fans returning to the stadium, this jersey might be one of the most famous among the fans. The sponsor and club logo in black stands out and gives an amazing contrast to the sea-green base of the jersey.
Chelsea released its home kit for the next season before the end of last season and donned it at the unsuccessful FA Cup final against Leicester City. Nike covered the dark blue home jersey in random wave-like designs on 80% of the jersey with checkers on the remaining part. It has received mixed reactions from the fans as well as critics but the yellow stripe on the sides is definitely a positive addition.
Puma changed the colour of Palace’s away kit from white to yellow but kept the red and blue design on the front. Although they have shifted it a little towards the left with the logo placed on it. It looks like an attractive design and is pleasant on the eye as well. The jersey looks good but lacks creativity as a similar kit was made in 2016/17 with the only difference being the red and blue striped being vertical instead of diagonal.
Everton has released both home and away kits for the next season and both look really cool and sporty. The home kit is in the regular Everton blue colour with a light design on the front. The design is also with the blue colour albeit with a lighter shade. They haven’t kept collars in the jersey and instead a thin yellow and white strip along the neck and sleeves make it truly a class sports wear.
The Away kit is black in colour with a diagonal red stripe across it on the front. The matte black finish makes it look extremely cool and classy while the red stripe makes the contrast stand out ahead of other away kits. The away kit has collars, also black in colour but also gives a round-neck finish that doesn’t allow them to move much and cause disturbance to the players.
Adidas has yet again given a masterpiece with Leicester City’s home kit. The blue jersey has a unique texture and design to it that makes it extremely likeable and looks beautiful on the pitch as well from a distance. All the logos are in white colour and go hand in hand with the blue base. It is a serene combination that makes it difficult to not like. The jersey has a dark yellow boundary on its round collars and sleeves which adds on to its beauty.
The Merseyside club like their rivals Everton has released both home and away kits for the next season and both of them are hits and no misses.
The home jersey looks extremely attractive with its bright red colour and the texture printed on it. The sleeves are bordered with a slightly lighter tone and diagonal thin striped around the whole jersey makes it one of the best home kits for the next season. The back has a small dark green design that goes well with the bright red base. The logos are embossed on the jersey and provide a sleek look to the kit. Its a must-buy for Liverpool fans.
Their away kit has a feel of a Polo t-shirt and might not be as attractive on the field as it looks on the pictures. It has a dull colour as compared to the home kit which looks like off-white or cream. It is contrasted with the same dark green colour on the collars and sleeves with a pinch of bright orange in the team and Nike logo and on the collars.
The defending champions need to look special and Puma has put in a lot of effort to make sure they do. Their sky blue coloured home jersey has a new look with a small printed design all over the jersey. It has large white patches on both sides that are usually covered by the arms but give an exciting touch to the jersey. The textured print also looks amazing on the light shaded jersey that has the club and sponsor logos same as before.
The much-awaited new kit of Manchester United is finally released and its a sureshot hit as compared to their previous one. There was much dislike for the Chevrolet logo for covering too much space on the front and their contract ended this year after being replaced by TeamViewer. Adidas has taken inspiration from a retro Manchester United kit donned by the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton and George Best. Its full sleeve version looks even better.
The toons have released their Home kits for the 21/22 season in the expected black and white colours. The stripes have been broadened and the black colour is taken a dominant status on the jersey. A light shade of blue in the sponsor logo and the collar gives a funky touch to the classic jersey and makes it perfect for their fancy gameplay.
Norwich is returning to the Premier League after a season’s absence from the top-flight and will be looking to retain their place for the coming years. Whether they succeed in doing so is for the future to tell but the green and yellow canaries will surely be an attractive watch for the season with their new kits. The green patterns on the sleeves and shoulders look very trendy and the purely yellow front will make sure they stand out on the pitch.
Southampton has announced their home and third kits for the coming season and have received mixed reactions regarding the same.
Their home jersey has a beautiful feel it to in the traditional red and white stripes coupled with an arrow-like texture on the white striped making it look really exquisite and classy. Hummel has done a great work on its collars and giving it a unique yet comfortable design.
The away jersey on the other hand hasn’t impressed much for its plain and boring design. The all black jersey with red logos hasn’t lived up to the expectation created after the home jersey. The collars on the away threads look smart as well. However, the print on the front looks unclear and unnecessary, making it an average jersey as compared to the home one.
One of the most basic kits of the league is made by Nike for Tottenham. A plain round-necked white jersey with a similar texture to that of Liverpool’s home it all around it. It looks simple yet classy but might not go well with the fans who were expecting some creativity. The bold logo of the team and the sponsor looks good on the white jersey and gives a very calming look.
WEST HAM UNITED
The Hammers have maintained the traditional look with the sky blue and claret colours in the home jersey. This year’s jersey is similar to that of last year with the sky blue on sleeves and the claret colour dominating the front and back of the jersey. Umbro has tried to play with the collars and make them stand out. It has been quite successful in doing so and added on to the flair.
The vivid orange colour of the Wolves is back. And when you integrate it with the solid black on the border of the sleeves, it gives a great contrasting effect. Wolves have reduced the black colour form this year’s jersey which was appreciated in the last year’s kit. However, their design on the collars and the sides has made up for it. Overall it looks above average.