A team’s jersey has always been a crucial part in recognition of the club, highlighting it’s pride and glory and securing it’s stature in the realm of football. Kit sponsors and manufacturers like Nike, Adidas, Puma etc. all engage in a competition to produce the best looking kits each year, always coming up with some sort of innovation and first to feature technology. While some have dwelved to take inspiration from the retro ones with a hint of a futuristic touch, many tend to stick with a more modern vibe as they compete to make their ones more appealing and marketable to the fans.
With the Premier League clubs dropping their new home kits for the upcoming 2021-22 season, here we are with the detailed list of the home jerseys ranked from best to worst.
Premier League Home Kits 2021-22
The Best Out There
Manchester City‘s new home kit designed by Puma draws inspiration from the iconic Sergio Aguero’s strike in the 93:20 minute against QPR, that eventually won them the 2011/12 Premier League title, also the first in the club history and provided for one of the greatest moments in the Premier League history.
The home kit bears memoirs of the unforgettable 93:20 season, as depicted by a striking all-over repeated graphic of a digital clock, which pays tribute to that remarkable generation of players and the last-minute strike by Aguero which that secured the league title in a way none could have imagined.
Everton’s 2021/22 home kit, which is designed by Hummel, is thoroughly inspired by Merseyside’s links to ‘Dazzle’ pattern and reflects the role of the city of Liverpool and its docks in painting naval ships with the inventive and bold livery during the First World War.
The jersey features a two-tone patterned blue shirt, complimented well with white shorts with royal blue and yellow detailing and white socks and is environment friendly, manufactured from eight recycled plastic bottles.
Southampton’s new home strip is marketed as a ‘kit like no other’ and sees the return of the Saints’ traditional red and white stripes after donning a white sash last season. The kit, which reminds of the classic from the 2001-02 campaign but with touches of the future, is designed by Hummel, who sees a return and are described as a part of the Southampton DNA.
Southampton’s 2021/22 home strip is also the world-first to feature Augmented Reality technology within a football shirt which will enable fans to scan the shirt pattern with their smartphones and bring the shirt to life and gain access to exclusive content including a 3D James Ward-Prowse hologram in their living room. The kits are made of Eco8 material from recycled plastic bottles.
Manchester United‘s eagerly-awaited new home kit designed by partner Adidas was unveiled on July 15, and is inspired from the home kits from the 1960s era. The shirt features a simple design with gold trimmings throughout and white borderline on the shoulder and sleeves, complimented with white shorts. TeamViewer replaced Chevrolet as the club’s primary sponsor and sees its name featured on the forefront.
“TeamViewer’s name adorns the shirt, beneath the adidas logo and iconic Manchester United crest, to make this home shirt feel like an instant classic, whilst the ribbed collar and cuffs lock in comfort and a heritage feel.” Manchester United said on the kit launch.
Liverpool’s 2021/22 all red home kit, designed by Nike, is inspired from the time when the Reds introduced a full red kit for the first time in their history back in 1964.
The full red kit made from 100 per cent recycled polyester fabric represents power and is well complemented by the injection of energy in the form of the glow of bright crimson which is reflected by the bolted pinstripes.
Chelsea’s 2021/22 home kit designed by Nike is made with 100 percent recycled polyester fabric and is inspired by the “abstract, kaleidoscopic designs of optical art,” and features to distinct patterns.
Traditional blue and royal blue adorns the shirt patterns and is paired with a yellow trim and bright yellow font with “CFC” knitted into the back neck.
Wolves iconic dashing gold kit by Castore has definitely caught eyes of many.
Might Have Been Better
Aston Villa‘s new home kit designed by Kappa for the 2021/22 season is inspired from the past success of the Claret and Blue through contrasted pinstripes within bigger vertical stripes. The shirt design features a double round neck and contrasted collar, with the light blue sleeves and the bottom part of the shirts featuring a colour contrasted insert.
The kit has a 3D silicone Villa crest, with the club’s iconic lion displayed at the top of the reverse.
Arsenal have unveiled their home kit for the 2021/22 season partnering with Adidas, challenging the orthodox pattern of the club’s traditional shirt style. The scarlet red body and white sleeves remain with those iconic white accents also venture on the body of the kit complimenting with white colour block panels encasing the central red theme.
The shirt has collegiate navy Adidas stripes on the shoulder lengths and is capped off well by Arsenal’s traditional white shorts and white socks.
West Ham United
West Ham’s new home kit for the upcoming season is inspired by the iconic shirt worn by Paolo Di Canio and others during the 2000-01 season.
The home kit made by Umbro features the Hammer’s traditional colours, with the shirt’s claret body being well complemented by blue detailings on the sleeves and paired with white shorts and claret socks.
Tottenham’s 2021/22 home kit pays tribute to their iconic cockerel crest which steps in its centenary year, which was first worn by Spurs in their 1921 FA Cup final triumph over Wolves, and the current Nike jersey will have the original cockerel features embedded on the inner pride of the new home shirt.
The all white kit is completed with navy blue shorts and socks and is produced from 100 per cent recycled polyester fabric coming from recycled plastic bottles.
Norwich City dons their traditional yellow and green kit designed by Joma, after attaining promotion back to the top flight last season.
Leicester have already given a glimpse of what their new shirt for the upcoming season looks like, brandishing the outfit during their final league game against Tottenham last season.
The club’s primary sponsor remains King Power, but the sponsor for upcoming season have been confirmed to be FBS, an online trading company.
The Foxes’ new kit designed by Adidas features the blue shirts with a light camo print and will be accompanied by white shorts and blue socks next campaign.
Newcastle’s new Castore home shirt takes huge references from the famous jersey worn during the ‘Entertainers’ era of the mid-1990s, and features a vintage inspired black and white shirt paired mandarin collar.
The new retro inspired design has a black stripe down the centre, wider white stripes on either side and large black side panels, with light accents of bright blue under the collar buttons and across the back, well complimenting the colour of the scroll on the club’s famous crest. ‘Black and White Army’ is written on the inside of the collar, and Castore’s slogan ‘Better Never Stops’ is inscribed at the base of the shirt.