Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 26

Tottenham are still youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League, now at 25.0, followed by Liverpool (now 25.7), Newcastle United (26.0), Southampton (26.1), Manchester United (now 26.2) and Arsenal (now 26.4). Manchester City (29.1) remain oldest, now followed by Queens Park Rangers (now 28.6), who swap positions with Everton (now 28.5), Crystal Palace (28.3), Leicester City (now 28.1), Sunderland (28.0) and West Bromwich Albion (27.9).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased to 83 from 76 last week. Everton and Southampton lead the number of injured players with 8 this week. Newcastle continue to lead the Injury League with total of 234 man-weeks for the season.

There were no significant changes to any club’s injury age this week. This is generally good, since it signals a balance in  youth and experience at each club.

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 10 February, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 22.14 BT on 10 February.

Injury Age Graph-150211 Injury Age Table-150211 The 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?