Premier League kits: Every 2022/23 away shirt ranked

Arsenal's 2022/23 away kit.

The Premier League is back and boy does it feel good.

From Erling Braut Haaland announcing his arrival in style to Aleksandar Mitrović causing all sorts of havoc, there was plenty for fans to sink their teeth into as the world’s most entertaining league returned in style.

However, one thing that always takes a few weeks to adjust to when the Premier League pops up again is the new lick of paint that each clubs wears.

The joys of away kits

We are, of course, talking about the annual rotation of jerseys which has become customary at the highest level of football these days with the notable exception of Brentford carrying over their 2021/22 home shirt.

And while those primary strips ultimately don’t deviate too far away from each club’s historic livery, the same can’t be said of away shirts that give the manufactures a mostly blank canvas on which they can do as they please.

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Barring giving Liverpool a navy kit or sending Manchester United out in sky blue, the likes of Nike, Adidas and Puma can really think outside of the box, leading to some truly eye-catching fashion moments.

It’s a process that can lead to creative gems such as Arsenal‘s ‘bruised banana’ kit as well as design disasters like Liverpool’s infamous Warrior jerseys of the early 2010s.

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As such, here at GIVEMESPORT, we thought that it would be rude not to rank each of the 20 Premier League clubs’ away jerseys for the 2022/23 season. We have, after all, already done exactly that for the home shirts.

Nineteen clubs have hitherto unveiled their alternate strip with the exception to the rule, Leicester City, bizarrely choosing to release their third shirt first. Fear not, though, because their design has nevertheless been leaked.

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And do bear in mind that our ranking is entirely based upon the opinion of yours truly, which is not necessarily the right one, so do be sure to let us know your own thoughts across our various social channels.

That, and the fact that our verdicts are based solely upon the aesthetic merits of the jerseys as opposed to any deeper, more poignant, meanings that might be present in the designs.

Man City's club store.
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Ranking 2022/23 Premier League away kits

Enough with the disclaimers, though, because we’ve got 20 jerseys to rank and you can check out exactly how they stack up in our estimations down below:

20. Southampton

No doubt this jersey will have plenty of admirers and we respect the nod to the Solent, but is it just us that thinks the wave graphic comes across looking really cheap? It’s a swing and miss from Hummel in our eyes.

19. Wolverhampton Wanderers

A gross colour combination of Wolves’ classic orange and a nauseating blue complete with a constellation-like design that leaves us cold. Simultaneously manages to be both boring and too bold.

18. Brentford

It’s a just bit, well, bland. The throwback to the castle crest is a nice idea, but in execution it comes off looking cheap and it’s going to take a lot more than a couple of shades of blue to make the forever-intrusive sponsor look any better.

Brentford's away kit in pre-season.
Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – VfL Wolfsburg v Brentford – AOK Stadion, Wolfsburg, Germany – July 23, 2022 Brentford’s Mads Bech Sorensen REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

17. Newcastle United

Sorry Castore, but we’re really not a fan of your 2022/23 Premier League releases. While we don’t mind the colour combination, it’s not life-changing either and the template just comes off looking League One standard.

Wilson wearing Newcastle's away kit.
Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – Newcastle United v Athletic Bilbao – St James’ Park, Newcastle, Britain – July 30, 2022 Newcastle United’s Callum Wilson celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes

16. Brighton & Hove Albion

Sigh. It’s only finished this high because there’s as little to hate about it as there is to like about it, cutting the look of a training top or goalkeeper jersey more so than a Premier League away kit.

15. Tottenham Hotspur

At first, we loved it, then we liked it, then we felt numb about it, then we started to dislike it… you get the picture. Maybe we’re caving in to the general hatred for this jersey, but the purple, neon and black combo does look worse every time we see it.

Tottenham score in their away kit.
Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – Tottenham Hotspur v Sevilla – Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea – July 16, 2022 Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

14. Aston Villa

More boring Castore. The colour combination is nice, the trimmings are solid and the subtle stripes are actually pretty good, but come on, let’s be honest here, nobody’s remembering this jersey in two years’ time.

Villa's Digne in pre-season.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 23: Lucas Digne of Aston Villa looks to pass the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Optus Stadium on July 23, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

13. Nottingham Forest

The kit that has yo-yoed the most out of the 20, Forest’s jersey is certainly a divisive one with its creative texturing ultimately counterbalancing the full-on mixture of bright yellow and blue.

Forest's 2022/23 away kit.
Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – Barnsley v Nottingham Forest – Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley, Britain – July 16, 2022 Nottingham Forest’s Giulian Biancone reacts Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

12. Everton

Call us renegades, but this most Marmite of jerseys is actually one that we neither love nor hate, instead leaving us thinking that more subtle texturing could have made this bold, pink release a lot less sickly and in your face.

Everton in their new pink kit.
Jul 20, 2022; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Everton starters pose for a photograph before the game against Minnesota United at Allianz Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports

11. Bournemouth

A truly wild release that we probably shouldn’t like, but secretly do, Umbro have just slightly over-egged the palm tree texturing on the lush purple background to the extent that it does stray too far into Hawaiian shirt territory.

10. Chelsea

A design that has gradually sunk in our estimations over time with our dislike for Nike’s lion pattern running across their Chelsea jerseys ultimately sullying our love for the sharp white and turquoise look.

Cucurella in Chelsea's away kit.
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9. Leicester City

A design long assumed to have been Leicester’s third kit, but surely now is their away strip given the release of their golden and maroon mash-up as the former, we’ve got a lot of love for this sharp black and mint design.

8. Crystal Palace

We don’t love the crayon-scribble vibe that Palace are going for as much as most fans this season, but we’re equally not blind to the fact that they’re inventive and do look pretty great on the whole.

Palace wearing their new away kit.
Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – Liverpool v Crystal Palace – National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore – July 15, 2022 Crystal Palace players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/Caroline Chia

7. Liverpool

An iridescent mirage of pure uniqueness that could have made for one of Liverpool’s worst ever jerseys, but boy have Nike stuck the landing with a real unicorn of a kit that fans will talk about for years to come.

Nunez wearing Liverpool's away kit.
Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – Manchester United v Liverpool – Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand – July 12, 2022 Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez in action REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

6. Leeds United

To be honest, this could rise to third place tomorrow and then top spot by the next day because this completely original, wacky and bonkers reimagining of the classic yellow and blue Leeds away kit just keeps growing on us.

5. Manchester United

A real crowd-pleaser, this, with Adidas finally pulling their finger out for a United strip. You can never go too far wrong with the white, black and red combination, but it’s the lovely collar and sleeves design that makes this truly class.

Man Utd's Hannibal in pre-season.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 23: Hannibal Mejbri of Manchester United in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Optus Stadium on July 23, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

4. Fulham

Sometimes you just can’t explain why you like a kit so much and that’s exactly the case for us here. We know loads of fans hate this thing, but we just love it and we’re ok with that.

3. Manchester City

Kit manufacturers can do no wrong with a black and red City jersey because it’s such a classic design, but Puma have raised this release to new heights with a fresh twist on the original beauty that we can’t get enough of.

Man City in their away kit.
Jul 20, 2022; Houston, TX, USA; Manchester City defender Josh Wilson-Esbrand (97) and Club America forward Jurgen Damm (25) battles for possession during the second half at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

2. West Ham United

Ok, sure, we’re a sucker for black kits, but this is all about the stunning claret, blue and white pattern on the sleeves that’s made to pop on the backdrop of black and white maintained across all the logos. Chef’s kiss.

1. Arsenal

Who doesn’t like this kit? Adidas have done it again with their umpteen-millionth Arsenal beauty in just a few seasons, releasing a gorgeous cocktail of black, gold and grey accentuated by gorgeous texturing that perfectly emotes the club’s style.

Jesus in Arsenal's new away kit.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – JULY 20: Gabriel Jesus #9 of Arsenal looks on during a Florida Cup friendly against the Orlando City at Exploria Stadium on July 20, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Which kit is your favourite?

We can all agree on the gold medallist, right?

Ok, ok, so no doubt there will still be some supporters who think that Arsenal’s away strip is overrated just as certain fans might think that Southampton’s wavy jersey is the best in the division.

And that’s the beauty of football shirts, as well as fashion in general, because different designs go down well with different people and there will ultimately never be an objective gauge for the Premier League’s best kits.

Arsenal's away kit in pre-season.
Jul 20, 2022; Orlando, FL, USA; Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares (20) passes the ball during the first half against Orlando City at Exploria Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Though, we defy anyone to think that Wolves’ new clobber is the best in the business. Surely not.

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