Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 24

No change to team ages this week due to the Cup break.

Tottenham are still by far the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 25.1, followed by Liverpool (25.9), Newcastle United (26.0), Southampton (26.1), Arsenal (26.270), and Manchester United (26.310). Manchester City (29.0) remain oldest, followed by Everton (28.7), Queens Park Rangers (28.5), Crystal Palace (28.3), Sunderland (27.929) and West Bromwich Albion (27.875).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased slightly to 87 from 89 last week. Everton, Hull City and Newcastle United lead the number of injured players with 8 apiece this week. Newcastle also continues to lead the Injury League with total of 222 man-weeks for the season.

Significant increases to injury age are:

  • Sunderland (27.4->27.6) – Continued injuries to Lee Cattermole (26.9, Knee) and Anthony Réveillère (35.2, Calf/shin); New injuries to Wes Brown (35.3, Knee) and Adam Johnson (27.5, Calf/shin).
  • Swansea City (26.3->26.4) – Return of Jefferson Montero (25.4, Hamstring); Continued injuries to Leon Britton (32.4, Groin/pelvis), Wayne Routledge (30.1, Calf strain) and Ashley Williams (30.4, Shoulder).
  • Chelsea (26.4->26.6) – New injuries to Cesc Fàbregas (27.7, Hamstring), Branislav Ivanović (30.9, Ankle/foot), Filipe Luís (29.5, Calf/shin), John Obi Mikel (27.8, Head) and André Schürrle (24.2, Back).

There are no significant decreases to injury age this 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 19 January, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 10.56 BT on 28 January.

Injury Age Graph-150128 Injury Age Table-150128The 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?