Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 40

Tottenham remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Liverpool (25.6), Newcastle United (26.297), Southampton (26.354), Manchester United (26.376) and Arsenal (now 26.5). Manchester City are still the oldest side at 29.2, followed by Queens Park Rangers (28.7), West Bromwich Albion (28.429), Leicester City (now 28.3645), Everton (now 28.340), Crystal Palace (28.245) and Sunderland (28.198).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased to 81 from 75 last week. Queens Park Rangers lead the number of injured players with 8 this week. Newcastle United continue to lead the Injury League with total of 341 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 18 May, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 21.43 BST on 19 May.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 20th May 15 Injury League - Injury Age Table for 20th 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?