By Mark J. Fine
Aston Villa remains the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.6, followed by Southampton (25.5), Arsenal (25.8), and Liverpool (26.2). Fulham are the oldest at 30.9. The number of injured players on the Injury League list decreased by four to 73 from 77 last week. No teams’ Injury Age was significantly impacted this week, as major changes should be minimal through the remaining 11 games of the 2012-2013 season.
The trend continues where injuries reported for teams at the top of the Premier League Injury Table seem to be amongst players around 26 years of age, as shown by the red ellipse. These also tend to be younger playing sides than those with fewer injuries, which is grouped by the blue ellipse.
The statistics are compiled as follows: The average age of each team as weighted by playing time is shown along the horizontal axis. The average age of each injured player comprising the Premier League Injury Table is shown along the vertical axis. The value in the current Premier League Injury Table is used for the relative size of each bubble.
All statistics are inclusive of Barklay’s Premier League matches through 17 Feb, with injuries reported via The Physio Room at ~1820 GMT on 20 Feb.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here.by