Newcastle stay top, Manchester United second

Newcastle United remain clear leaders at the top of this season’s injury league.

The Magpies increased their total by a whopping ten points this week and stretched their lead over Manchester United even further to 29 points, an increase of six points on last week’s table.

My friend David over at Cheekypunter.com won’t be pleased to see Newcastle still top of the table and the most affected team by injury this season as his club seeks to appoint a new manager, with any incoming boss finding their task infinitely harder with such a restricted team to choose from.

It has been a similar story at both Manchester United and Arsenal this season as well as all three clubs have struggled to cope with the large numbers of injuries they have picked up this season.

In contrast, Chelsea have hardly suffered at all which is even more surprising when you consider how Jose Mourinho likes to use the same players and doesn’t rotate as much as other managers.

Although we are just over half-way through the season it’s hard to see any side clawing Newcastle’s lead back this year and with Steven Taylor ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing his Achilles at the start of the year they are guaranteed to keep collecting points.

 

Last updated 14th January 2015
Last updated 14th January 2015
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Lee Hurley

Writer specialising in good football and bad relationships. If in doubt, assume sarcasm.