Ranking the 2016/17 season’s English Premier League kits
The English Premier League is still a few weeks away and all 20 teams are in the thick of transfer madness. In the absence of any actual football, all teams have been treating fans with little bits of what’s to come. And in that spirit, clubs and their kit sponsors have been unveiling their strips for the season in all kinds of places and in all manner of forms.
Here, we look at all the kits released so far in order of worst to best:
(Feel free to disagree!)
Burnley return to first division English football with a kit similar to West Ham’s, even though their kit sponsors are Puma and not Umbro. The blue collar around a white trimmed neckline adds a nice touch to a predominantly claret shirt. The blue trim on the shorts and claret trim on the socks aren’t all that bad either.
Burnley’s away kit is a lot more disappointing. It’s mainly blue with claret panels on the shoulder that run down the length of the sleeves, the shorts are white and that’s what gets them bottom place on this list.
19. Hull City
Umbro have done a good job with Hull City’s home kit for their return to the top flight of English football. Their kit sponsors have added a white trim on the y-neck shirt collar and sleeves and the look of the broad amber and black stripes should be quite appealing to fans who must be looking forward to a year of first division competition for their team.
Their away kit is also inspired by their traditional colours with an all-black strip with minimalist amber accents on the sleeve. While some might feel it may be too simple, the jersey has a touch of class that will hopefully shine through the football they play in the year to come.