By Mark J. Fine
Aston Villa are now the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League still at 24.7, followed by Southampton (25.0), Tottenham (25.6), and Arsenal (26.1). Fulham are still the oldest at 29.9, followed by West Ham (29.0), Everton (28.9), and both Crystal Palace and Manchester United (28.7). The number of injured players on the Injury League list has increased to 70 from 64 last week.
Those teams whose Injury Age increased significantly this week are: Cardiff City (0.9), Swansea City (0.5), West Brom (0.5), Sunderland (0.4), Chelsea (0.4), and Norwich City (0.3); with the following that decreased: Southampton (-2.0), West Ham (-0.5), Newcastle United (-0.4), Everton (-0.3), Manchester City (-0.3), Hull City (-0.2), and Arsenal (-0.2).
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 Barclay’s Premier League matches through 01 September, with injuries reported via The Physio Room at ~1000 GMT on 04 September.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here.by