No change to team age due to the International break: Tottenham are still the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 25.0, followed by Liverpool (25.4), Newcastle United (25.9), Aston Villa (26.1), Manchester United (26.3) and West Ham United (26.4). West Bromwich Albion remain the oldest side at 29.6, followed by Manchester City (28.639), Watford (28.623), Norwich City (28.1), Sunderland (28.0) and Bournemouth (27.7).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased slightly to 78 from 75 last week. Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Everton lead the number of injured players with 7 this week. Everton still lead the Injury League with total of 42 man-weeks so far this season.
Only one significant increase to injury age:
- Manchester United (25.4->26.3) – Continued injury to Phil Jones (23.5, Illness); New injury to Michael Carrick (34.1, Calf/shin).
Significant decreases to injury age are:
- Leicester City (26.8->26.3) – Continued injuries to Matthew James (24.1, ACL) and Riyad Mahrez (24.5, Back).
- West Bromwich Albion (32.3->31.8) – Return of Chris Brunt (30.7, Hamstring); Continued injuries to James Chester (26.6, Hamstring) and Ben Foster (32.4, ACL).
- Sunderland (29.8->29.4) – Continued injuries to Jordi Gómez (30.3, Knee), Adam Johnson (28.2, Shoulder), Younès Kaboul (29.7, Knee) and Adam Matthews (23.7, Ankle/foot).
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 30 Aug, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 09.50 BST on 09 Sep.
* Note: West Bromwich Albion have an injury age average (31.8) outside the chart range and are therefore not represented on the chart above.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.