Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 36

Tottenham remain youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.9, followed by Liverpool (25.5), Newcastle United (26.2), Southampton (26.3), Manchester United (26.353) and Arsenal (26.406). Manchester City are still the oldest at 29.1, followed by Queens Park Rangers (28.6), Everton (28.4), West Bromwich Albion (now 28.286), Leicester City (28.283), Crystal Palace (28.270) and Sunderland (now 28.2).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased to 89 from 83 last week. Queens Park Rangers have the lead in the number of injured players with 9 this week. Newcastle United continue to lead the Injury League with total of 311 man-weeks for the season.

Only one significant increase to injury age this week: Chelsea (27->27.1) with continued injuries to Diego Costa (26.5, Hamstring) and Loïc Rémy (Calf/shin), but driven by new injury to Didier Drogba (37.1, Ankle/foot). There were no significant decreases.

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 19 April, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 22.23 BST on 21 April.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 22th Apr 15 Injury League - Injury Age Table for 22th Apr 15The 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?