The best & worst 2017/18 Premier League home kits

A full kit ranker
Arsenal - It's red. It's white. It's another fairly standard effort from the North London lads. And just like their performance in the league last year, it's a 5/10.
Arsenal - It's red. It's white. It's another fairly standard effort from the North London lads. And just like their performance in the league last year, it's a 5/10.
Bournemouth - It would be pretty hard for the Cherries to go too wrong with a classic combination like red and black, but unfortunately there's not much that separates this one from the rest of the pack. 6/10
Bournemouth - It would be pretty hard for the Cherries to go too wrong with a classic combination like red and black, but unfortunately there's not much that separates this one from the rest of the pack. 6/10
Brighton and Hove Albion - The devil is really in the detail with this kit as the gold trim and Nike tick add an element of much-needed class to the Premier League new boys. Not a bad attempt for a first outing. 7/10
Brighton and Hove Albion - The devil is really in the detail with this kit as the gold trim and Nike tick add an element of much-needed class to the Premier League new boys. Not a bad attempt for a first outing. 7/10
Burnley - Whilst this kit isn't offensively bad we're definitely not fans of the spray paint-esque pattern used on the shoulders. Then again we're not fans of Burnley's brand of hoof-it football either. 5/10
Burnley - Whilst this kit isn't offensively bad we're definitely not fans of the spray paint-esque pattern used on the shoulders. Then again we're not fans of Burnley's brand of hoof-it football either. 5/10
Chelsea - Conte might be panicking behind the scenes but this year's simple and effective Chelsea strip will make it difficult for the players to look anything but cool, calm, and collected on the field. 8/10
Chelsea - Conte might be panicking behind the scenes but this year's simple and effective Chelsea strip will make it difficult for the players to look anything but cool, calm, and collected on the field. 8/10
Crystal Palace - Whilst last year's kit strayed a little too far from the standard formula, Palace's new kit is both a return to its roots and true return to form for the club. 8/10
Crystal Palace - Whilst last year's kit strayed a little too far from the standard formula, Palace's new kit is both a return to its roots and true return to form for the club. 8/10
Everton - Do you want to look like you've always got permanent sweat patches? No? Then don't buy Everton's kit. 1/10
Everton - Do you want to look like you've always got permanent sweat patches? No? Then don't buy Everton's kit. 1/10
Huddersfield Town - The 2017/18 season will be Huddersfield's first season in the top flight after a 45 year absence. If this kit is anything to go by then we sincerely hope they aren't in the Premier League for at least another 45. Ghastly. 2/10
Huddersfield Town - The 2017/18 season will be Huddersfield's first season in the top flight after a 45 year absence. If this kit is anything to go by then we sincerely hope they aren't in the Premier League for at least another 45. Ghastly. 2/10
Leicester - The Foxes again show us that less is often more when it comes to design. Despite the league having a sea of blue strips this year, the subtle synergy between the King Power logo and the gold trim is enough to make the former champions stay afloat. 7/10
Leicester - The Foxes again show us that less is often more when it comes to design. Despite the league having a sea of blue strips this year, the subtle synergy between the King Power logo and the gold trim is enough to make the former champions stay afloat. 7/10
Liverpool - Retro kits are always going to be cool and Liverpool's latest is no exception to that rule. Commemorating the club's 125th anniversary, we can see that the designers have opted for a darker red than usual, incorporating both tonal pin stripes and a stand out v-neck white-tipped collar to complete the throwback aesthetic. 10/10
Liverpool - Retro kits are always going to be cool and Liverpool's latest is no exception to that rule. Commemorating the club's 125th anniversary, we can see that the designers have opted for a darker red than usual, incorporating both tonal pin stripes and a stand out v-neck white-tipped collar to complete the throwback aesthetic. 10/10
Manchester City -  Continuing the trend of simplicity being key, this latest from Pep Guardiola's half of Manchester is about as #menswear as they come. Just like the betting odds of Drake being pictured wearing this in a night club, it's an 8/10.
Manchester City - Continuing the trend of simplicity being key, this latest from Pep Guardiola's half of Manchester is about as #menswear as they come. Just like the betting odds of Drake being pictured wearing this in a night club, it's an 8/10.
Manchester United - They may have just signed Romelu Lukaku with the hopes of him scoring a healthy handful of the goals this season, but this kit is a definite misfire. The colour scheme itself is perfectly fine - it's the buttons tight enough to make a vicar uncomfortable that turn this from a hit to a miss. 4/10
Manchester United - They may have just signed Romelu Lukaku with the hopes of him scoring a healthy handful of the goals this season, but this kit is a definite misfire. The colour scheme itself is perfectly fine - it's the buttons tight enough to make a vicar uncomfortable that turn this from a hit to a miss. 4/10
Newcastle - Manchester take note, this is how you do buttons right. And if you ignore the massive, horrible, eye-sore of a sponsor this kit would be a solid 9/10. With it, it's unfortunately a less-than spectacular 6/10.
Newcastle - Manchester take note, this is how you do buttons right. And if you ignore the massive, horrible, eye-sore of a sponsor this kit would be a solid 9/10. With it, it's unfortunately a less-than spectacular 6/10.
Southampton - We're not really sure to where to start with this kit and we're pretty sure that the designers didn't either. We do know what we'd like to do with this it though, and that's burn it. 2/10
Southampton - We're not really sure to where to start with this kit and we're pretty sure that the designers didn't either. We do know what we'd like to do with this it though, and that's burn it. 2/10
Stoke City - Stoke City aren't a pretty football side. They don't play pretty football in a pretty city and they don't make pretty signings. This kit however? This is actually pretty pretty. The red, blue, and white trim have really turned a straightforward strip into something a bit more special. 8/10.
Stoke City - Stoke City aren't a pretty football side. They don't play pretty football in a pretty city and they don't make pretty signings. This kit however? This is actually pretty pretty. The red, blue, and white trim have really turned a straightforward strip into something a bit more special. 8/10.
Swansea - We know we've banged on about simplicity but we can't help but feel that this kit is a tad too safe in its approach. So safe, in fact, that we'd even go as far as to say that it's outright boring. 4/10
Swansea - We know we've banged on about simplicity but we can't help but feel that this kit is a tad too safe in its approach. So safe, in fact, that we'd even go as far as to say that it's outright boring. 4/10
Tottenham - It's needless at this point to mention that Nike have really upped their game this year. And whilst there's not a lot going on in this Spurs kit, you can't deny that it's sleek minimalist aesthetic has set the trend going forward. 8.5/10
Tottenham - It's needless at this point to mention that Nike have really upped their game this year. And whilst there's not a lot going on in this Spurs kit, you can't deny that it's sleek minimalist aesthetic has set the trend going forward. 8.5/10
Watford - We know Watford's colours are yellow and red. We know that means their kit pretty much has to include yellow and red. But this still looks like a rejected McDonald's uniform. Sorry. 3/10
Watford - We know Watford's colours are yellow and red. We know that means their kit pretty much has to include yellow and red. But this still looks like a rejected McDonald's uniform. Sorry. 3/10
West Bromwich Albion - Sponsors can often make or break a kit. In the case of West Brom we feel like we've got one of those rare situations where the sponsor actually improves the overall aesthetic. Something about it just looks...cool. So big ups to the logo team at Palm Eco–Town Development Company Limited for making something that looks cool to ignorant westerners like myself. 9.5/10
West Bromwich Albion - Sponsors can often make or break a kit. In the case of West Brom we feel like we've got one of those rare situations where the sponsor actually improves the overall aesthetic. Something about it just looks...cool. So big ups to the logo team at Palm Eco–Town Development Company Limited for making something that looks cool to ignorant westerners like myself. 9.5/10
 West Ham United -  As we saw with Liverpool, going down the throwback route is always a wise choice. It's no different with Umbro's latest effort for the Irons as they've managed to come up with a kit that's just the right amount of '70s. Also major kudos for the inclusion of a chevron. The world needs more football shirts with chevrons. 8/10
West Ham United - As we saw with Liverpool, going down the throwback route is always a wise choice. It's no different with Umbro's latest effort for the Irons as they've managed to come up with a kit that's just the right amount of '70s. Also major kudos for the inclusion of a chevron. The world needs more football shirts with chevrons. 8/10
Arsenal - It's red. It's white. It's another fairly standard effort from the North London lads. And just like their performance in the league last year, it's a 5/10.
Bournemouth - It would be pretty hard for the Cherries to go too wrong with a classic combination like red and black, but unfortunately there's not much that separates this one from the rest of the pack. 6/10
Brighton and Hove Albion - The devil is really in the detail with this kit as the gold trim and Nike tick add an element of much-needed class to the Premier League new boys. Not a bad attempt for a first outing. 7/10
Burnley - Whilst this kit isn't offensively bad we're definitely not fans of the spray paint-esque pattern used on the shoulders. Then again we're not fans of Burnley's brand of hoof-it football either. 5/10
Chelsea - Conte might be panicking behind the scenes but this year's simple and effective Chelsea strip will make it difficult for the players to look anything but cool, calm, and collected on the field. 8/10
Crystal Palace - Whilst last year's kit strayed a little too far from the standard formula, Palace's new kit is both a return to its roots and true return to form for the club. 8/10
Everton - Do you want to look like you've always got permanent sweat patches? No? Then don't buy Everton's kit. 1/10
Huddersfield Town - The 2017/18 season will be Huddersfield's first season in the top flight after a 45 year absence. If this kit is anything to go by then we sincerely hope they aren't in the Premier League for at least another 45. Ghastly. 2/10
Leicester - The Foxes again show us that less is often more when it comes to design. Despite the league having a sea of blue strips this year, the subtle synergy between the King Power logo and the gold trim is enough to make the former champions stay afloat. 7/10
Liverpool - Retro kits are always going to be cool and Liverpool's latest is no exception to that rule. Commemorating the club's 125th anniversary, we can see that the designers have opted for a darker red than usual, incorporating both tonal pin stripes and a stand out v-neck white-tipped collar to complete the throwback aesthetic. 10/10
Manchester City -  Continuing the trend of simplicity being key, this latest from Pep Guardiola's half of Manchester is about as #menswear as they come. Just like the betting odds of Drake being pictured wearing this in a night club, it's an 8/10.
Manchester United - They may have just signed Romelu Lukaku with the hopes of him scoring a healthy handful of the goals this season, but this kit is a definite misfire. The colour scheme itself is perfectly fine - it's the buttons tight enough to make a vicar uncomfortable that turn this from a hit to a miss. 4/10
Newcastle - Manchester take note, this is how you do buttons right. And if you ignore the massive, horrible, eye-sore of a sponsor this kit would be a solid 9/10. With it, it's unfortunately a less-than spectacular 6/10.
Southampton - We're not really sure to where to start with this kit and we're pretty sure that the designers didn't either. We do know what we'd like to do with this it though, and that's burn it. 2/10
Stoke City - Stoke City aren't a pretty football side. They don't play pretty football in a pretty city and they don't make pretty signings. This kit however? This is actually pretty pretty. The red, blue, and white trim have really turned a straightforward strip into something a bit more special. 8/10.
Swansea - We know we've banged on about simplicity but we can't help but feel that this kit is a tad too safe in its approach. So safe, in fact, that we'd even go as far as to say that it's outright boring. 4/10
Tottenham - It's needless at this point to mention that Nike have really upped their game this year. And whilst there's not a lot going on in this Spurs kit, you can't deny that it's sleek minimalist aesthetic has set the trend going forward. 8.5/10
Watford - We know Watford's colours are yellow and red. We know that means their kit pretty much has to include yellow and red. But this still looks like a rejected McDonald's uniform. Sorry. 3/10
West Bromwich Albion - Sponsors can often make or break a kit. In the case of West Brom we feel like we've got one of those rare situations where the sponsor actually improves the overall aesthetic. Something about it just looks...cool. So big ups to the logo team at Palm Eco–Town Development Company Limited for making something that looks cool to ignorant westerners like myself. 9.5/10
 West Ham United -  As we saw with Liverpool, going down the throwback route is always a wise choice. It's no different with Umbro's latest effort for the Irons as they've managed to come up with a kit that's just the right amount of '70s. Also major kudos for the inclusion of a chevron. The world needs more football shirts with chevrons. 8/10
09July2017
Lucas Oakeley