Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 30

Tottenham are still the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League, now even younger at 24.9, followed by Liverpool (25.6), Southampton (26.115), Newcastle United (now 26.116), Manchester United (26.2) and Arsenal (26.4). Manchester City (29.0) remain the oldest, followed by Queens Park Rangers (28.6), Everton (28.3), Crystal Palace (now 28.246), Leicester City (now 28.231), Sunderland (28.204) and West Bromwich Albion (28.1).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased slightly to 79 from 77 last week. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Liverpool and Newcastle United share the lead in the number of injured players with 8 apiece this week. Newcastle continue to lead the Injury League with total of 265 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 07 March, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 22.42 BST on 10 March.

Injury Age Graph-150311 Injury Age Table-150311The 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?