By Mark J. Fine
Aston Villa remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Southampton (25.2), Tottenham (25.5), and Arsenal (25.9). Fulham are still the oldest at 29.6, followed by West Ham and Everton (28.9), and both West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace (28.7). The number of injured players on the Injury League list has increased to 84 from 83 last week.
Those teams whose Injury Age increased significantly this week are: Crystal Palace (0.4), Southampton (0.3), Liverpool, Manchester United, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion (each 0.2); with the following that decreased: Cardiff City (-1.1), Manchester City (-0.6), Fulham (-0.5), Arsenal (-0.3), Everton (-0.3), Sunderland (-0.3), Swansea City (-0.3), West Ham (-0.3), and Newcastle United (-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 16 September, with injuries reported via The Physio Room at ~1100 GMT on 18 September.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here.by