Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 13

Tottenham have reclaimed the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 25.462, closely followed by Manchester United and Liverpool (both now 25.487), Arsenal (now 26.0), Southampton (now 26.16) and Newcastle United (now 26.18). Everton (now 29.03) still edge Manchester City (now 28.99) as the oldest, followed by Crystal Palace (28.3), Burnley (28.1), and Queens Park Rangers (now 28.0). The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased to 91 from 87 last week.

Only one significant increase to injury age this week: Arsenal (25.7->25.9) – Return of Jack Wilshere (22.8, Illness); Continued injuries to Mikel Arteta (32.6, Hamstring), Mathieu Debuchy (29.3, Ankle/foot), Olivier Giroud (28.1, Ankle/foot), Laurent Koscielny (29.2, Ankle/foot), David Ospina (26.2, Hip/thigh) and Mesut Özil (26.1, LCL). There are no significant decreases to injury.

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 9 November, with injuries reported via The Physio Room at ~1100 GMT on 12 November.

Injury Age Graph-141112* Note: Southampton have an injury age average (22.6) outside the chart range and are therefore not represented on the chart above.
Injury Age Table-141112The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.

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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?