Ranking Premier League away kits for the 2022/23 campaign
Here is our ranking of this season’s Premier League away kits.
The likes of Aston Villa and Chelsea were lucky enough to wear their brand new away kits on the opening day of the season, while others will have to wait until the weekend ahead.
The release of the away kit is always very exciting for fans as it can come in different colours, patterns and styles each season – meaning some supporters end up running straight to the club shop while others are massively disappointed.
This year’s set of kits certainly didn’t let us down, with a mix of outright beauties and highly questionable projections.
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The season being well started, we have classified the 20 kits…
Leicester’s away kit could be amazing and horrible – we don’t know.
Despite starting the season last weekend, the Foxes have delayed the release of their away kit and therefore have to go all the way.
Tottenham’s away kit has to be down only because it can no longer look like a training kit.
The t-shirt is black, bright green/yellow, and black – three colors that look weird and completely out of place next to each other.
Meanwhile, the badge is in the middle of the shirt – it’s almost like they don’t want us to believe that’s what they’re selling us.
18. Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest have pulled out all the stops for their first away kit since returning to the Premier League and it hasn’t paid off.
While the home shirt is very simple, the away shirt is very colorful with a mix of yellow and blue and again features the same Trent Bridge design as on the home kit.
It’s just a big clash of colors and a huge eye sore.
The light pink color Everton have chosen certainly doesn’t mean it has to be a bad kit – for example, Arsenal’s third kit is a slightly paler but still very smart pink.
The blue geometric pattern on the front just looks weird and the two colors don’t complement each other in this case.
Meanwhile, the Stake logo continues to make it ten times worse.
I don’t understand this kit at all.
I think it’s great when a team goes out of their way for their away jersey, but that jersey looks more like something your dad would wear to the beach.
The kit features a purple and blue palm tree design which is meant to be inspired by their location on the coast – although it looks a lot closer to Hawaii to me.
15. Leeds United
Leeds United have had some great away kits in recent years, but this one is definitely one to forget.
The club’s signature yellow and blue have been used in a tie-dye design, but it all looks a bit too bright and childish to me.
Wolves’ away shirt is a bit more exciting than their home shirt, although that’s not saying much.
I don’t mind the colors, although the gold pattern on the front – inspired by a 90s away shirt – just seems a little haphazard and I don’t think they’ve quite done it justice.
Brighton’s away shirt probably looks about as good as an orange football kit – if that means anything.
Although I don’t like the different shades on the sleeves, the main section is a bearable shade and I like the black crest.
Fulham are another club to opt for a jazzy away shirt and while I think a lot of fans will hate it, I’ve seen much worse.
I actually think the brick-inspired design isn’t too bad, although I don’t like the mint-colored sleeves. I would have preferred those of a darker shade.
The Liverpool shirt is another that many have criticized, but I don’t think it’s as hard on the eyes as it is on the website.
He gets points for being bold and (almost) successful, although he certainly has nothing on some of the Reds’ previous stunners.
Brentford’s new away shirt is another set to last for two seasons.
I like the contrasting shades of blue but it’s nothing special – although the return of the castle crest after 30 years is a definite boost.
9. Villa Aston
Aston Villa’s away shirt is a very stylish sky blue with tonal stripes on the front – a very simple and somewhat retro look.
It’s a huge upgrade on the home kit, but still nothing to shout about.
8. Newcastle United
There’s been a lot of criticism of this kit, but I think the only real issue is with the sleeves, which include a linear pattern to represent the Leazes stand at St. James’ Park.
However, I think gold against dark blue looks smart and there are much worse kits this season,
7. Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace opted for the same graffiti-inspired kit, although this one only has a stripe down the middle.
I think it’s another very smart shirt and Eagles fans will no doubt be happy with it, although we’ll see a lot better in the top half.
6. West Ham
West Ham’s away shirt followed a similar format to their home, with the geometric pattern on the sleeves instead.
Black shirts are always a very stylish look and pink, white and sky blue are the perfect touch.
Hammers fans will have a choice of two great kits.
Chelsea’s away kit is very unique and takes the same color lion graphic from the home kit and uses it in very fine horizontal stripes.
I wasn’t sure at first, but this shirt has really grown on me and I’m actually quite impressed with it.
Southampton’s away shirt is very eye-catching and is easily one of my favorite kits this season.
The shirt incorporates waves in reference to the coast – much better and more understandable than the palm trees produced by Bournemouth.
I can see a lot of people don’t like this kit, but if I was a Saints fan I would buy it right away.
The Manchester United away kit shares a similar aesthetic to the home kit, but does not include the collar.
The patterns on the collar and sleeve are a nice touch and, just like the house, the vintage crest is another eye-catching addition.
Manchester City’s away kit takes you back to their red and black striped shirt they wore in 2011-12 when they won their first Premier League title – but this kit has adopted diagonal stripes instead.
It’s not an improvement over the previous kit, but it’s still great looking and one of the best in the league.
Arsenal away shirts are always a thing of beauty and they have absolutely smashed it yet again.
This shirt is very modern and is predominantly black, with a design inspired by the ARSENAL lettering outside the Emirates – complete with a stylish bronze colored gun badge.
Adidas must be full of Arsenal fans because they never run out.