Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 38

Tottenham remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.9, followed by Liverpool (25.5), Newcastle United (now 26.265), Manchester United (now 26.361), Southampton (now 26.378) and Arsenal (26.435). Manchester City are still the oldest side, now at 29.2, followed by Queens Park Rangers (28.6), Everton (now 28.379), West Bromwich Albion (now 28.354), Leicester City (now 28.346), Crystal Palace (28.263) and Sunderland (28.2).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table remained the same at 84 from last week. Newcastle United still have the lead in the number of injured players with 8 and continue to lead the Injury League with total of 327 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 04 May, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 00.04 BST on 06 May.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 6th May 15 Injury League - Injury Age Table for 6th May 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?