Tottenham are still the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League, now at 24.8, followed by Liverpool (now 25.6), Newcastle United (26.287), Southampton (now 26.363), Manchester United (26.364) and Arsenal (26.4). Manchester City remain the oldest side at 29.2, followed by Queens Park Rangers (now 28.7), West Bromwich Albion (now 28.398), Everton (now 28.366), Leicester City (now 28.355), Crystal Palace (28.276) and Sunderland (28.2).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 75 from 84 last week. Manchester United have the lead in the number of injured players with 8 this week. Newcastle United continue to lead the Injury League with total of 334 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 11 May, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 00.25 BST on 12 May.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.by