Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 34

Tottenham remain youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.9, followed by Liverpool (now 25.5), Newcastle United (now 26.183), Southampton (now 26.208), Manchester United (26.3) and Arsenal (26.4). Manchester City are still the oldest, now at 29.1, followed by Queens Park Rangers (28.5), Everton (28.4), Leicester City (now 28.281), Crystal Palace (now 28.255), Sunderland (now 28.253) and West Bromwich Albion (28.2).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 70 from 88 last week. Newcastle United again have the lead in the number of injured players with 8 this week and continue to lead the Injury League with total of 297 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 April, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 21.00 BST on 07 April.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 8th April 2015 Injury League - Injury Age Table for 8th April 2015The 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?