Ranked! The 20 best kits of the 2018/19 season
20. Arsenal, away
This season’s set are likely to be the last Arsenal kits made by Puma, with Adidas in line to take over for the 2019/20 campaign. The home jersey isn’t to our liking, but this ‘Peacoat’ and ‘High-Risk Red’ number (purple and red, to you and FourFourTwo) is very pleasing on the eye.
19. Liverpool, home
Liverpool delivered in glorious fashion last term with a darker red kit, and they’ve sensibly decided to stick with a winning formula. Critics may claim there’s little difference between this and the 2017/18 version, but the Merseysiders and New Balance deserve credit for resisting the temptation to tamper. It could even be argued that the improved collar makes this shirt a slight upgrade.
18. Juventus, home
Juventus have shifted from six stripes to three this season – a potentially risky move, but one that’s paid off. Having Cristiano Ronaldo around to model it can’t have done the shirt’s popularity any harm.
17. Lyon, home
A relatively simple design, this classy Lyon shirt neatly encompasses all three of the club’s traditional colours. The red shoulder pads are the standout feature, and the French outfit deserve a bonus point for having a congruous sponsor’s logo.
16. Derby, home
Umbro have nailed their sleeves this year, highlighted in this pleasingly simple design of Derby’s. ‘32Red’ is a deeply unsatisfying sponsor which appears needlessly large here, granted, but the rest of this effort is spot on for Frankie Lamps’ lot.
15. Newcastle, away
Look at this kit and try not to picture David Ginola jinking down the wing, or Les Ferdinand smashing home a finish. Impossible. A retro offering inspired by the iconic 1995/96 Magpies side, the only thing missing is a return for former sponsor Newcastle Brown Ale. Fun88 just doesn’t have the same ring to it – and it doesn’t taste as good either.
14. Huddersfield, home
Huddersfield produced three shocking strips last time out, but this home kit is very strong. Simple but striking, it even features a terrier badge first used in the 1970s in place of the normal club crest. Consider yourselves redeemed, folks.