(PRWeb UK) September 2, 2010
The football World Cup ended in supreme disappointment for the England side, but English football fans didn’t have to wait long before being spoilt with some of the best football on the planet. The Premier League season kicked off a few weeks ago and the 2010/2011 campaign could prove to be one of the best in recent years if the first two weeks are anything to go by. The top four were widely discussed and examined before the season started, and, in light of some serious spending, Manchester City has joined Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool as legitimate title contenders.
Premiership football shirts in the UK sell tremendously well each year and 2010 should be no different. Just as people flocked to buy the English World Cup kit, English football fans will snap up Premiership football jerseys for the upcoming season. Last season the top selling jerseys were the Liverpool kit for Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard and the Manchester United shirt of Wayne Rooney. The shirt of Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas, was also on the list of top ten sellers and may well have the opportunity to be this season’s top seller.
Dedicated football fans purchase their favourite team’s kit every season, but many people only invest in a kit after a sponsorship change or when a special edition jersey is released. This year two of the top four sides are displaying new sponsors, hence their fans will more than likely be investing in the new looks of both Manchester United and Liverpool.
While the two north-western sides’ uniforms may have undergone minor changes in design, Manchester United football shirts are still the familiar red when playing at Old Trafford and white when playing away. However, their away kit has received a new red and black design detail on the sleeves, along with the replacement of AIG with AON as their main sponsor.
Liverpool’s long time sponsor, Carlsberg, has been replaced with Standard Chartered, but other than a change to reflect this, their kits remain the same. Chelsea’s home kit has received a slight upgrade, but it is their away kit that has seen the biggest change, with the addition of orange pinstripes.
However, all of these changes may be overshadowed by the reputation of Spanish midfielder, Cesc Fabregas. His shirt may well outsell all others this season, given his impending move to Barcelona at the end of this campaign. The Arsenal captain is an integral part of Arsene Wenger’s side and fans will undoubtedly want this season’s shirt, probably his last with the club, as a reminder of what he brought to the north London side.