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 (25.4), and Arsenal (25.8). Fulham are still the oldest at 29.5, followed by West Ham and Everton (28.8), and both West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace (28.7). The number of injured players on the Injury League list has increased to 89 from 84 last week.
Those teams whose Injury Age increased significantly this week are: Hull City (0.7), Cardiff (0.4), and Aston Villa, Chelsea, and Crystal Palace (each 0.2); with the following that decreased: Everton (-0.5), Swansea City (-0.4), Sunderland (-0.3), and Manchester City, Newcastle, and West Ham (each -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 22 September, with injuries reported via The Physio Room at ~1000 GMT on 25 September.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here.by