Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 12

Aston Villa are still the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.7, followed by Southampton (25.4), Tottenham (25.5), Arsenal (26.2), and Cardiff (26.4). Fulham are still the oldest at 29.5, followed by West Ham (28.7), West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace (each 28.6), and Everton (28.5). The number of injured players on the Injury League list jumped to 89 from 61 last week.

Those teams whose injury age increased significantly were Southampton (25.3, from the return of Steven Davis (28.8) and injury of Guly do Prado (31.8)) and Liverpool (25.7, return of Phillipe Coutinho (21.4), and new injuries to Steven Gerrard (33.4) and Glen Johnson (29.2)). Those that decreased significantly are: Everton (28.6, return of John Heitinga (30.0) and injury to Romelu Lukaku (20.5)), Arsenal (25.8, new injuries to Kieran Gibbs (24.1), Serge Gnabry (18.3), and Jack Wilshere (21.8)), and Cardiff City (23.2, continued injury to Andreas Cornelius (20.6)).

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 03 November, with injuries reported via The Physio Room at ~1000 GMT on 06 November.

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The Premier League Injury Table can be found here.

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Mark J. Fine

Yank (native New Yorker, no less) and self-proclaimed Anglophile that has aspired to make tea at the BBC as a career opportunity, ever since discovering it on shortwave radio circa 1974. See what I did right there?