After enduring an unprecedented 2019/20 Premier League campaign, it’s time to reflect on the football shirt designs we have seen in action throughout the year.
Creating kit designs always sparks controversy among fans, but some top-flight clubs got it spot on and deserve recognition for doing so. It’s the season that will be remembered for multiple reasons.
Liverpool achieved their first league title for almost 30 years, the season was disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances, but we want to remember and rank the Premier League home football shirts from best to worst:
1. Manchester United
The Red Devils have failed to endure the heights of success they are used to on the pitch, but United’s home kit in 2019/20 was a thing of beauty.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to elevate the club back to where they belong - challenging for the Premier League.
The white stripes at the top of the design works splendidly with the rest of the shirt and everything about the kit oozes class.
Sometimes simple additions are the best, which was certainly the case for the Gunners.
The 2019/20 Premier League champions were leaps and bounds above every other competitor in the division and their home kit wasn’t too bad, either.
Jurgen Klopp has transitioned the Reds into one of Europe’s biggest giants; they inherit a huge amount of talent on the pitch and the design matched their quality.
4. Manchester City
Pep Guardiola’s side finished runners-up to Liverpool and they will finish behind them again in this ranking.
The light blue of the design is excellently complimented by the purple sleeves, creating a unique dimension to the kit.
5. Leicester City
The Foxes did not over-complicate their home strip but produced an eye-catching design.
The blue and gold blend excellently together and overall, it’s a great kit.
6. Brighton & Hove Albion
The stripes for the Seagulls work fantastic. The blue and white design is simple but elegant, creating a football shirt that catches the eye and is easy to admire.
7. West Ham United
The Hammers created a kit which keeps the traditions of the club intact while making moderations in the process.
The stripes at the top of the design are fantastic and overall, the club did a great job.
8. Sheffield United
If executed correctly, the striped design can look excellent and that’s the case for the Blades.
Would rank higher if the sleeves were more appealing.
9. Crystal Palace
Another example of a well-structured striped design.
However, adding two Puma logos on the sleeves and one on the front of the kit is excessive.
10. AFC Bournemouth
The Cherries tend to create similar home kits each year but consistently produce great designs.
The sponsor in the middle of the shirt is a little off-putting and creates a distraction from the rest.
Claret and blue are two colours that blend excellently together and this had potential to place much higher in the rankings.
However, once again a large sponsor in the middle diverts your attention from the intricate details.
12. Aston Villa
Another example of blending claret and blue together to create an appealing design.
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However, it is a little too bland and needs something different to push higher up the rankings.
13. Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs may have inherited one of the world’s greatest football stadiums, but the same cannot be said for their 2019/20 home football shirt.
The basic design offers very little, only saved by the white strip looking good by itself.
14. Norwich City
Yellow has never been an appealing colour for designs and the same can be said for the Canaries. The addition of green patterns at the bottom of the kit is off-putting and overall, it’s a pretty poor shirt.
Despite their outstanding work on the pitch, Wolves and their orange home kit do not rank highly here.
The simplicity fails to work and the attention is all on the colour; a colour that does not look good.
This is another design that had the potential to rank much higher, but the black block at the top of the kit fails to blend with the rest of the shirt.
17. Newcastle United
The whole complexion of the shirt is underwhelming.
Black and white stripes can look great, but unfortunately that’s not the case for Newcastle and their 2019/20 home design.
The patterns on the front simply do not work and there is very little to admire about this design.
A weird, sketched design was a unique decision - one they will not be doing again in a hurry.
The simplicity of their home shirts in the past has looked great and this attempt was a huge fail.
The change to a striped design was bold, but unfortunately it did not pay off.
It looks like two kits have been put together to form one and overall, it does not work and ranks lowest in the Premier League.
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