Team ages are unchanged due to the International break: Tottenham are still the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.9, followed by Liverpool (25.6), Newcastle United (26.165), Southampton (26.169), Manchester United (26.3) and Arsenal (26.4). Manchester City (29.0) remain oldest, followed by Queens Park Rangers (28.5), Everton (28.4), Leicester City (28.292), Sunderland (28.255), Crystal Palace (28.253) and West Bromwich Albion (28.2).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased slightly to 88 from 87 last week. Aston Villa have the lead in the number of injured players with 11 this week. Newcastle continue to lead the Injury League with total of 289 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 22 March, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 10.29 BST on 01 April.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.by