Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 16

Aston Villa are still the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Southampton (25.4), Tottenham (25.7), Arsenal (26.3), and both Norwich City and Cardiff City (each at 26.4). Fulham are still the oldest at 29.4, followed by West Ham and West Bromwich Albion (each 28.8), Crystal Palace (28.6) who improved their odds online with betfair after last nights win, and Everton (28.4). The number of injured players on the Injury League list decreased to 76 from 84 last week.

Those teams whose injury age increased significantly were: Southampton (26.9, primarily driven by the injury to Artur Boruc (33.7) and the return of Luke Shaw (18.4)), Swansea City (27.4, new injuries to Wilfried Bony (25.0), Leon Britton (31.2), Àngel Rangel (31.1), and Michel Vorm (30.1)), and Sunderland (28.9, with new injuries to Carlos Cuéllar (32.3) and John O’Shea (32.6)). No team’s injury age decreased significantly this past week.

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 December, with injuries reported via The Physio Room at ~1100 GMT on 04 December.

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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?