Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 14

Team ages remain unchanged from last week due to the International break: Tottenham remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 25.462, closely followed by Manchester United and Liverpool (both 25.487), Arsenal (26.0), Southampton (26.16) and Newcastle United (26.18). Everton (29.03) still edge Manchester City (28.99) as the oldest, followed by Crystal Palace (28.3), Burnley (28.1), and Queens Park Rangers (28.0). The number of injured players on the Injury League Table drastically increased to 107 from 91 last week.

Significant increases to injury age are:

  • Southampton (22.6->22.8) – Continued injuries to Steven Davis (29.9, Hamstring), Sam Gallagher (19.2, Knee), Jay Rodriguez (25.3, ACL) and James Ward-Prowse (20.0, Ankle/foot); New injuries to Morgan Schneiderlin (25.0, Groin/pelvis) and Dušan Tadić (26.0, Knock).
  • Everton (26.9->27.1) – Continued injuries to Antolín Alcaraz (32.3, Shoulder), Gareth Barry (33.7, Ankle/foot), Arouna Koné (31.0, Knee), James McCarthy (24.0, Hamstring), Kevin Mirallas (27.1, Hamstring), Bryan Oviedo (24.8, Leg Surgery) and John Stones (20.5, Ankle/foot); New injuries to Leighton Baines (29.9, Hamstring), Darron Gibson (27.1, Knee) and Steven Pienaar (32.7, Knee).

There were no significant decreases to injury age.

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 19 November.

Injury Age Graph-141119* Note: Southampton have an injury age average (22.8) outside the chart range and are thus barely peeking into the chart above.Injury Age Table-141119The 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?