Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 29

Tottenham remain youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League at 25.0, followed by Liverpool (now 25.6), Newcastle United (now 26.076), Southampton (26.115), Manchester United (26.2) and Arsenal (26.4). Manchester City (now 29.0) are still oldest, followed by Queens Park Rangers (28.6), Everton (now 28.340), Crystal Palace (now 28.256), Sunderland (28.204), Leicester City (28.160) and West Bromwich Albion (28.082).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased to 77 from 72 last week. Liverpool and Newcastle United lead the number of injured players with 8 this week. Newcastle continue to lead the Injury League with total of 257 man-weeks for the season.

There are no significant changes to injury age this week, as it is not unusual for the averages to settle at this point in the season.

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 03 March, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 21.59 BST on 03 March.

Injury Age Graph-150304Injury Age Table-150304The 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?