These days, soccer jerseys are more than just a colored shirt your favorite team plays in. They’re a way to express yourself, who you are and what the sport means to you. It's fashion, it's style, it's a way of life. Every year, clubs release their new home, away and third kits to much scrutiny, and while some are instant classics, many are destined for a life in the back of someone's closet, never to be worn again. With the Premier League well and truly underway today, what better time to decide who is going into this season with the best Premier League jerseys?
Best Premier League Jerseys 2022-23 Ranked
#20: Brighton and Hove Albion — 1/10
Terrible kit designers… pic.twitter.com/Iui5zt5eR4— Seagull Richard (@SeagullRichard) July 30, 2022
Brighton pairs an atrocious home kit with an away kit that makes no sense. The home features what seems to be a fairly standard striped pattern. That is until you notice the giant ‘H’ it creates in the negative space. Is it ‘H’ for home? Who knows, but it looks terrible. The bright orange away kit with a black and white badge guarantees that Brighton will look bad both home and away this season.
#19: Everton — 2/10
| Everton’s leaked 3rd Kit. pic.twitter.com/B24hOiSTGr— Everton Extra (@Everton_Extra) August 2, 2022
A sub-par home kit and one of the ugliest away kits in years spells disaster for any club, but for Everton, it's just the beginning. The leaked images of its third kit are nauseating. Bright yellow, weird pattern and a plain shield instead of its badge? Hummel has had an absolute nightmare.
#18: Southampton — 2/10
Southampton consistently have the ugliest kits https://t.co/z3T4WGCnrA— S (@djimihendrix_) July 27, 2022
Southampton 2022-23 Away Kit pic.twitter.com/JoRAaiZuLQ— ben goshorn (@TheSoccerGoose) July 27, 2022
Southampton is up now, and it's a smaller nightmare from Hummel, but only slightly. The home kit has binned the traditional red and white stripes, opting for a singular red stripe on a white shirt. Not terrible, but not great. The away shirt, however, seems to be this season’s marmite kit. Whether you find it to be good or bad seems to be personal preference, but it feels less like a soccer kit and more like a forced attempt to try something cool. It may look better on the pitch or in person, but at first glance, it looks like a turquoise mess.
#17: Wolverhampton Wanderers — 3/10
A first outing for our home kit tonight!— Wolves (@Wolves) July 20, 2022
Our 6️⃣ foot 4️⃣, number 4️⃣— Wolves (@Wolves) July 16, 2022
Orange and black can be an incredible color scheme. Wolves, however, found a way to make it boring. Absolutely no character in the home and a teal away with some weird geometric pattern that allegedly represents some part of its stadium. The only thing that could save it may be the third, which looks a bit better in the leaked images, but it's difficult to tell.
#16: Tottenham Hotspur — 3/10
Spurs have officially released their new home kit for the upcoming 2022/23 season...Ready for the Champions League! pic.twitter.com/Rw8QR8YF0p
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 7, 2022
Spurs drop their new away kit pic.twitter.com/nVcPQHfNkr— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 14, 2022
The first genuinely good kit on this list is Spurs' new home shirt. Sleek and modern while screaming “Spurs,” Nike hit the jackpot on this one. Unfortunately for the north London club, the away shirt and third shirt undo everything and just ruin the collection. Seriously, what were they thinking? Garish and distracting, the away shirt is easily my pick for the worst kit of the season. Better luck next year, Spurs fans.
#15: Aston Villa — 3/10
Always moving, aiming higher, pushing every day.The 2022/23 Aston Villa home kit has arrived, available online now and in-store from 8am on Saturday, July 9. #BetterNeverStops
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) July 8, 2022
None of Villa’s kits are good, but they’re also not terrible. Exceedingly drab, Overwhelmingly underwhelming. Not one exciting thread in the bunch. Unfortunate.
#14: Chelsea — 4/10
Chelsea’s official 2022/23 away kit… ✅ pic.twitter.com/gKi4l0wFE3— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) July 28, 2022
Chelsea’s home kit this season is painfully plain. Completely blue, with a bit of pattern on the collar and one of the most obnoxious sponsors in the league, the collection is only saved by the away shirt featuring the same pattern on the home kit’s collar, but instead in horizontal stripes around the chest. The “sesame” third kit feels out of place and adds nothing to the overall experience. Only the away kit looks like it may be popular among fans for years to come. Maybe.
#13: Leicester City — 4/10
Official:Leicester City have officially released their 2022/23 home kit. pic.twitter.com/7E3EdmvUbF
— BRGoals (@BRGoals) June 21, 2022
Available tomorrow!Get your 2022/23 adidas third kit at the Foxes Fanstore from 12pm, and online from 9am #lcfc // @adidasUK // #CreateIconic
— Leicester City (@LCFC) July 30, 2022
This kit collection is marred by poor design choices on every shirt. The home collar is terrible; use an actual collar. Also, what's up with the random gold badge and adidas logo? Speaking of gold, the away kit is primarily black with ugly gold accents. What about the third kit, you ask? You’ll never guess: more gold! Why? I don't know!
#12: Newcastle United — 4/10
Ready for the new campaign.Our 2022/23 Castore away kit will be available to purchase both in-store and online from 10am tomorrow.#BetterNeverStops
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 28, 2022
Another plain jersey collection, Newcastle's home shirt is slightly above average, but it's joined by a monstrosity of an away shirt and a decent third. However, all three have one thing in common: a terrible sponsor logo that ruins the collection completely.
#11: Fulham — 5/10
The new Fulham kits beautiful#FFC #FulhamFC pic.twitter.com/t508YEGAOP— FootyKE (@footy_ke) July 29, 2022
While not as good as last year’s kit that saw them win the Championship, this season’s edition is solid and doesn’t mess with tradition. The away is an overly busy adidas template design that makes it look more like a goalkeeper kit than an outfield one. Still not atrocious but not great either.
#10: Liverpool — 5/10
NEW KITLiverpool have released their 2022/23 away kit.#UNPLAYABLE pic.twitter.com/Sfl9ShYhqk
— #UNPLAYABLE (@UnplayableZA) July 12, 2022
Next up is a genuine title contender and template kits have struck again. Red on red on more red looks clean, yes, but maybe a touch of white on the collar? Or on the top bit of the shirt? Regardless, it’s definitely a solid shirt, pun intended. The real issue is the away kit, which should come with a prescription for vertigo. With too many colors and too many complicated patterns, it looks like it was designed by Dan Flashes.
#9: AFC Bournemouth — 6/10
x x Everyone Together@afcbournemouth's third kit is inspired by an award-winning campaign Everyone Together, which aims to tackle prejudice and promote understanding pic.twitter.com/mye4PGH5gN— Umbro UK (@UmbroUK) July 12, 2022
Bournemouth tried something with its kits this season and they turned out OK. They feature a bold pattern on the home shirt that doesn’t really work and an away shirt that also doesn’t really look the part, but the third kit is sublime. A genuine contender for kit of the year, the black shirt features subtle white and gold accents and is inspired by the club’s "Everyone, Together" campaign, which aims to drive out prejudice in the community. Truly remarkable.
#8: Leeds United — 6/10
Leeds have released their 22/23 Away Kit by Adidas.Opinions…? pic.twitter.com/WLZ854Vv35
— Theo (@Thogden) August 3, 2022
Another home kit that has strict tradition associated with it, adidas has done well to not mess up with Leeds. The away kit is another marmite shirt; you either love it or hate it. With a stained, tie-dye-esque pattern on a faded yellow base, it certainly is unique. Is it my favorite kit in the world? Absolutely not. Do I want one with either Aaronson or Adams on the back? Without a doubt.
#7: Brentford — 7/10
More needs to be said about Brentford wearing last year's kit and choosing not to fleece their fans https://t.co/Hp37f8Veb8— Patrick B (@PatrickB159) August 5, 2022
Brentford has barely above-average kits this season, but it is being given a raise for a bold move it made: deciding to reuse the home jersey for a second season to save fans money. The away also features a vintage club badge, which looks extremely sharp.
#6: West Ham United — 7/10
West Ham's new home kit for the 2022/23 season has landed! ⚒️Thoughts on the Hammers' new shirt? pic.twitter.com/qbgcRWl2rR
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 9, 2022
A picture of West Ham’s new away kit has been leaked to social media.Huge fan of this I have to say!
⚒️ #WHUFC #COYI pic.twitter.com/VVWdSBJP0g
— West Ham News & Views (@WestHamViews_) July 4, 2022
West ham did what Aston Villa should have done. A traditional claret home shirt accentuated by light blue patterns on the shoulders gives the kit character that other ones maybe lack. It is paired with an away shirt that is primarily black with white trim and a multicolor pattern on the sleeve cuffs. The club is only missing a third shirt, which should be sky blue or white to avoid any color conflicts, but that should be released soon.
#5: Manchester City — 7/10
Rank #ManCity's 2022/2023 kits, GO! pic.twitter.com/3VZmf1YJMR— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) August 4, 2022
Next up is a game of brilliant, brilliant trash. It’s like duck, duck, goose, but way worse. City opted for a classy sky blue home kit featuring a central logo. Brilliant. The away is a callback to vintage kits of the past with red and black stripes inspired by AC Milan. Brilliant. The third kit is radioactive neon green with weird horizontal lines across the front. It looks like it got run over by a three-wheeled motorcycle. Just shocking. Trash. Here’s to hoping we don’t have to look at it too much this season and can instead focus on the fantastic home and away kits.
#4: Nottingham Forest — 8/10
#NFFC have released their home kit for the Premier League season.
— NottinghamForestLive (@NFFC_live) July 1, 2022
Introducing our new away kit for the 2022/23 @premierleague seasonPre-order our new @MacronSports away kit from 5pm today
#NFFC | #PL | @MacronSports pic.twitter.com/2lRd0Qrb4L
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) July 15, 2022
It's a knockout.Our new @MacronSports third kit, available from 11.08.2022.
#NFFC | @itsLeighWood pic.twitter.com/1oqeWLstx3
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 4, 2022
Nottingham Forest is back in the Premier League following a 23-year absence, and boy, are they doing it in style. A gorgeous home shirt, and somehow an even better third kit is only penalized slightly because of the away. It's not even bad, it just isn’t as great as the other two.
#3: Crystal Palace — 8/10
Crystal Palace and Macron have done wonders with these three kits this season. pic.twitter.com/l2t4hkWn89— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) July 21, 2022
An incredible synchronized effort across the collection, all three shirts feature the same zig-zag pattern in different ways. The home is entirely red and blue scribbles, the white away shirt features a red and blue scribble down the front and the black third kit features the red and blue scribble diagonally across the chest. It’s a brilliant way to shake things up while keeping things classic. The only gripe I have is that it looks like a crayon. The execution feels a tad off, unfortunately, which puts it only marginally behind the top two.
#2: Manchester United — 9/10
Christian Eriksen looks so right in a Manchester United kit ❤️ pic.twitter.com/z5bwpel6ab— GOAL (@goal) July 30, 2022
Manchester United’s new Adidas away shirt for the 2022/23 season.Rate this kit out of 10. pic.twitter.com/G6zRkp6y4i
— Jersey.Plug (@GeorgeGand) August 4, 2022
Wtf is this @ManUtd @adidas
United 3rd kit pic.twitter.com/VzVP1coeY4— Åmplė Cålm (@ample_calm) July 29, 2022
Another synchronized effort, Manchester United’s kits are as vintage as they come. A collar that can be popped, a border around the badges and subtle accents on every shirt are just a recipe for success. If the third kit was black instead of bright yellow, the collection would be a 10/10, but alas, the shirt is yellow, and United has to settle for second best.
#1: Arsenal — 10/10
Arsenal have absolutely nailed their kit collection for this season pic.twitter.com/mseo18oR3b— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 29, 2022
Arsenal is a perennial contender for kits of the year. The club effortlessly blends fashion with function and this year is no exception. A classic home kit, a truly perfect away kit and a third kit begging to be worn around town. Perfection from the Gunners, once again.