The blogs are getting backed up with all of the 2010-2011 kit releases, especially since every Premier League club has made the executive decision to release new home and away kits this season. This season clubs got a makeover from the biggest brands in the world, with Nike, Adidas, Umbro, Puma, Reebok, Le Coq Sportif, and more being in action displaying some of the best kit design ever seen, and probably some of the worst ever seen (considering some of the away and third kits). It’s time to compare the new Premier League home kits and try to decide which is best, worst, and which is simply mediocre.
*This will be a tw0-part overview, first focusing on the first 10 teams in alphabetical order, going from Arsenal to Liverpool.*
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1. Arsenal 10/11 Home Kit
The new Arsenal 10/11 Home Shirt is inspired by a classic kit, which seems to be the story line for most of this season’s new kits. Click the image for more info and reviews.
2. Aston Villa 10/11 Home Kit
The new Aston Villa 10/11 Kit was designed by Nike to combine classic villa design with a modern checkered look for the new season. For the review, click the image above of the kit.
3. Birmingham 10/11 Home Kit
The new 10/11 Birmingham City Home Kit features a nice design, with the sponsor F&C Investments carrying a lot of weight on the front of the shirt. It’s a classic colour combination for the English club.
4. Blackburn 10/11 Home Kit
The new Blackburn 10/11 Home Shirt is designed by Umbro and tailored in England, featuring the classic Blackburn look and colours. A fantastic design from Umbro. To read more about it, click on the image.
5. Blackpool 10/11 Home Kit
A kit with a lot of controversy surrounding it due to its sponsor. The 10/11 Blackpool Home Shirt is a noticeable bright orange and represents the club very well as they try to get attention to a struggling city once more. Read more about the kit by clicking the image above!
6. Bolton 10/11 Home Kit
The new 10/11 Bolton Home Shirt is designed by Reebok, being the only EPL club to have their kit made by the brand. Click the image for order information and reviews of the new Bolton Home kit.
7. Chelsea 10/11 Home Kit
The all-new Chelsea 10/11 Home Shirt is a beautifully constructed shirt with a very modern spin on the classic all-blue Chelsea kit. Click the image above for more info about the kit, more photos, order info, and reviews.
8. Everton 10/11 Home Kit
One of my personal favorites this season, the new 10/11 Everton Home Kit is designed by French company Le Coq Sportif, and has a very classic look which works very very very well for the Liverpool club. Click the image for more reviews, pictures, and order info!
9. Fulham 10/11 Home Kit
The new 10/11 Fulham Home Kit made by Kappa is a design success and is very simple, but classic Kappa design. The new FxPro logo fits right in on the front of the kit, giving it an extra dimension with the bright red. For more pictures and information, click the image above!
10. Liverpool 10/11 Home Kit
The all new Liverpool 10/11 Home Shirt is one that really grew on me over time, at first keeping me very skeptical. Once looking at it in more detail, the Adidas design team have done a fantastic job with the Liverpool home kit. For close-ups, reviews, and order information, click the photo above.
Which kit is the best from the first half of the table (alphabetically)? For me it has to be between Everton and Liverpool, with the two clubs having the most unique and popping designs that can become very memorable. Arsenal and Chelsea come in quite close for me as well, one with a retro-chique design, another with a modern interpretation of classic kit design.
What do you think? Are you impressed or disappointed by this season’s new EPL kits?