Arsenal defeated bottom of the table West Ham United 1-0 at the Emirates on Saturday. The Gunners were in their home colors so the Hammers wore their sky blue heavy change kits.
Chelsea eked out an away victory against Blackburn Rovers, 2-1 at Ewood Park. With Rovers in their blue and white strips, the Blues were forced to wear their Halloween-appropriate change kits.
Only goal differential clear of the drop zone just two weeks ago, Everton moved near European contention with a 1-0 home win over Stoke City at Goodison Park. The Toffees wore their standard kits, leaving Stoke no choice but to wear their now common red alternate socks with their regular shirts and shorts.
Fulham got a brace from Clint Dempsey and defeated Wigan Athletic 2-0 at Craven Cottage. Traditional colors for the Cottagers put Wigan in their all-black change kit.
Wolverhampton Wanderers stunned Manchester City with a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Molineux. Both sides were in their first choice strips.
Manchester United earned a tough win against Tottenham Hotspur, 2-0 at Old Trafford without either side having to sacrifice their standard appearance.
The Tyne-Tees Derby on Sunday was dominated by home standing Newcastle United, 5-0 over Sunderland at St. James’ Park. Both sides donned their traditional outfits in the derby match.
Aston Villa and Birmingham City drew nil-nil in a drab Second City Derby at Villa Park. Again, both sides were in their home kits.
Sunday’s late game saw Liverpool finally win an away game, 1-0 over Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok. Contrasts were available in the first choice kits, so no changes were needed.
And on Monday, Blackpool took down nine-man West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at Bloomfield Road. With built-in contrasts, neither side were forced into a change kit.