Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 16

Tottenham remain the youngest team in the Barclay’s Premier League at 25.4, followed by Manchester United (now 25.8) and Liverpool (now 25.9), Arsenal (26.03), Newcastle United (now 26.05) and Southampton (now 26.2). Everton are still the oldest at 29.1, followed by Manchester City (29.0), Crystal Palace (28.3), Queens Park Rangers (now 28.1) and Burnley (now 28.0). The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 97 from 104 last week.

Significant increases to injury age are:

  • Crystal Palace (27.2->27.4) – Continued injuries to Damien Delaney (33.4, Knock), Kevin Doyle (31.2, Groin/pelvis) and Adrian Mariappa (28.2, MCL); New injuries to Dwight Gayle (25.1, Back) and Joe Ledley (27.9, Groin/pelvis).
  • Burnley (26.5->26.7) – Return of Scott Arfield (26.1, Calf/shin); Continued injuries to Nathaniel Chalobah (20.0, Knock), Michael Duff (36.9, Calf/shin), Matthew Taylor (33.0, Calf/shin) and Sam Vokes (25.1, ACL); New injury to Stephen Ward (29.3, Ankle/foot).

Significant decreases to injury age are:

  • Chelsea (27.1->26.9) – Return of Diego Costa (26.1, Knock); Continued injury to Nathan Aké (19.8, Hamstring).
  • Hull City (29.4->29.2) – Return of Alex Bruce (30.2, Hamstring) and Mohamed Diamé (27.5, Knee); Continued injury to Robert Snodgrass (27.2, Knee); New injury to Robbie Brady (22.9, Head).

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 02 December, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 23.19 BT on 02 December.

Injury Age Graph-141203* Note: Southampton have an injury age average (22.9) outside the chart range and are peeking into (therefore not represented on) the chart above.
Injury Age Table-141203The 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?