Tottenham are still youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League at 25.4, followed by Manchester United (25.568) and Liverpool (25.574), Arsenal (26.0), Newcastle United (now 26.10) and Southampton (now 26.15). Everton remain the oldest at 29.05, closely followed by Manchester City (29.02), Crystal Palace (28.3), Burnley (now 28.2), and Queens Park Rangers (now 28.1). The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 104 from 107 last week.
Significant increases to injury age are:
- Crystal Palace (26.9->27.2) – Return of James McArthur (27.1, Shin/calf) and Stuart O’Keefe (23.7, Ankle/foot); New injuries to Damien Delaney (33.4, Knock), Kevin Doyle (31.2, Groin/pelvis) and Adrian Mariappa (28.1, Knee).
- Everton (27.1->27.3) – Return of James McCarthy (24.0, Hamstring) and Kevin Mirallas (27.1, Hamstring); Continued injuries to Antolín Alcaraz (32.3, Shoulder), Leighton Baines (30.0, Hamstring), Gareth Barry (33.8, Ankle/foot), Darron Gibson (27.1, Knee), Arouna Koné (31.0, Knee), Bryan Oviedo (24.8, Leg Surgery), Steven Pienaar (32.7, Knee) and John Stones (20.5, Ankle/foot); New injuries to Aiden McGeady (28.6, Illness) and Steven Naismith (28.2, Knock).
- Leicester City (30.4->30.5) – Return of Ben Hamer (27.0, Thumb/wrist); Continued injury to Matthew Upson (35.6, Ankle/foot); New injury to Dean Hammond (Calf/shin).
- Burnley (26.3->26.5) – Continued injuries to Nathaniel Chalobah (20.0, Knock), Matthew Taylor (33.0, Calf/shin) and Sam Vokes (25.1, ACL); New injuries to Scott Arfield (26.1, Calf/shin) and Michael Duff (36.9, Knock).
Significant decreases to injury age are:
- Chelsea (27.4->27.1) – Return of Cesc Fàbregas (27.5, Hamstring), Ramires (27.7, Groin/pelvis) and André Schürrle (24.0, Illness); New injuries to Nathan Aké (19.8, Hamstring) and Diego Costa (26.1, Knock).
- Stoke City (29.2->29) – Return of Phil Bardsley (29.4, Groin/pelvis) and Glenn Whelan (30.9, Broken leg); Continued injuries to Robert Huth (30.3, Calf/shin), Peter Odemwingie (33.4, ACL), Dionatan Teixeira (22.3, Ankle/foot) and Marc Wilson (27.3, Hamstring); New injuries to Victor Moses (24.0, Knock) and Erik Pieters (26.3, Knock).
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 24 November, with injuries reported via The Physio Room at ~1100 GMT on 26 November.
* Note: Southampton have an injury age average (22.8) outside the chart range and are barely peeking into (therefore not represented on) the chart above.The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.by