Tottenham remain youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League, now at 24.8, followed by Liverpool (now 25.5), Newcastle United (25.9), Manchester United (now 26.260), Aston Villa (now 26.276) and West Ham United (now 26.348). West Bromwich Albion are still oldest now at 29.4, followed by Manchester City (now 28.6), Watford (now 28.5), Sunderland (now 28.034), Norwich City (27.964) and Bournemouth (now 27.8).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table remained steady at 74. Newcastle United lead the number of injured players with 10 this week, however Everton still lead the Injury League with total of 58 man-weeks for the season.
There are no significant increases to injury age this week. Significant decreases to injury age are:
- Manchester United (25.8->25) – Return of Wayne Rooney (29.9, Hamstring) and Phil Jones (23.5, Blood clot); Continued injury to Luke Shaw (20.2, Broken leg); New injuries to Patrick McNair (20.4, Knock) and Marcos Rojo (25.5, Hamstring).
- Manchester City (29->28.5) – Continued injuries to Gaël Clichy (30.2, Ankle/foot), Fabian Delph (25.8, Hamstring), Vincent Kompany (29.5, Calf/shin) and Pablo Zabaleta (30.7, Knee); New injuries to Wilfried Bony (26.8, Knock), Kelechi Iheanacho (19.0, Groin/pelvis), Eliaquim Mangala (24.6, Muscular), Samir Nasri (28.2, Knock) and David Silva (29.7, Calf/shin).
- Tottenham (25->24.7) – Return of Christian Eriksen (23.6, Knee), Mousa Dembélé (28.2, Ankle/foot), Ryan Mason (24.3, Knee) and Clinton N’Jie (22.1, Muscular); Continued injury to Nabil Bentaleb (20.8, Ankle/foot); New injury to Alex Pritchard (22.4, Ankle/foot).
- Sunderland (29.1->28.9) – Return of Adam Johnson (28.2, Shoulder) and Steven Fletcher (28.5, Knock); Continued injury to 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 20 Sep, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 10.42 BST on 23 Sep.
* Note: West Bromwich Albion have an injury age average (31.6), still 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.