The Premier League have given all 20 clubs new options on the design of name and number printing on their kit this coming season.
There are five new approved designs and these are white with black details and black, navy, red, and yellow – all of them with white details.
With The Mail saying that clubs will be encouraged to choose one that will stand out in contrast to their kit in terms of colour.
This represents the first change in 10 years, with the design in use in the Premier League having been the standard since 1997/98 season.
Premier League official statement:
‘The Premier League and its official partner Sporting iD, worked closely to develop the modern and vibrant designs, featuring updated lettering which aligns with the Premier League’s visual identity.’
The Mail also say that the Premier League has had to lay down the law to clubs to stay inside UEFA guidelines when it comes to cutting their grass…
This has been promoted by some clubs using creative pitch designs with elaborate patterns – but now clubs will only be able to have the more traditional across the pitch horizontal lines, which also help officials to make offside decisions.
That statement reading:
‘Pitch patterns and designs will no longer be allowed in the Premier League in 2017/18. Rules state that the playing surface must contain no markings other than the traditional horizontal and white lines.’