No change to team ages due to the International break: Tottenham remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.7, followed by Newcastle United (25.7), Liverpool (25.8), Manchester United (26.4), West Ham United (26.5) and Aston Villa (26.7). West Bromwich Albion are still oldest at 29.2, followed by Manchester City (28.5), Bournemouth (28.4), Watford (28.3), Norwich City (28.1) and Sunderland (27.9).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased to 97 from 87 last week. Liverpool and Newcastle United both lead the number of injured players with 10 this week. Newcastle are still the Injury League leaders, with a total of 132 man-weeks for the season.
Similar to last week, there are no significant increases and only two decreases to injury age:
- Arsenal (27.7->27.5) – Continued injuries to Héctor Bellerín (20.7, Groin strain), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (22.3, 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 (26.3->26.1) – Continued injuries to Thibaut Courtois (23.5, Knee), Radamel Falcao (29.8, Muscular) and Kurt Zouma (21.1, Knock); New injury to Eden Hazard (24.9, Illness).
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 22.46 BST on 17 Nov.
* 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.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.