Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Week 14

Tottenham are still the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.7, followed by Newcastle United (25.7), Liverpool (25.8), Manchester United (now 26.4), West Ham United (26.5) and Aston Villa (26.7). West Bromwich Albion remain oldest at 29.2, followed by Manchester City (28.5), Bournemouth (28.4), Watford (28.3), Norwich City (28.1) and Sunderland (now 27.9).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 87 from 97 last week. Liverpool lead the number of injured players with 10 this week. Newcastle United remain the Injury League leaders, with a total of 122 man-weeks for the season.

There are no significant increases to injury age, and only two significant decreases:

  • Arsenal (27.9->27.7) – Return of Mikel Arteta (33.6, Ankle/foot) and David Ospina (27.2, Shoulder); Continued injuries to Héctor Bellerín (20.6, Groin strain), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (22.2, Hamstring), Aaron Ramsey (24.9, Hamstring), Tomáš Rosický (35.1, Knee), Theo Walcott (26.7, Calf strain), Danny Welbeck (25.0, Knee) and Jack Wilshere (23.9, Calf/shin).
  • Chelsea (26.4->26.3) – Return of Branislav Ivanović (31.7, Hamstring) and Pedro Rodriguez (28.3, Knock); Continued injuries to Thibaut Courtois (23.5, Knee) and Radamel Falcao (29.7, Muscular); New injury to Kurt Zouma (21.0, Knock).

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 08 Nov, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 21.17 BST on 10 Nov.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 11th Nov 15* Note: West Bromwich Albion still have an injury age average (31.6), which is outside the chart range and therefore not represented on the chart above.
Injury League - Injury Age Table for 11th Nov 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?