Tottenham remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League, now at 24.8, followed by Newcastle United (now 25.79), Liverpool (25.83), Manchester United (now 26.4), West Ham United (26.5) and Aston Villa (26.7). West Bromwich Albion are still oldest, although now 29.3, followed by Manchester City (now 28.6), Bournemouth (28.4), Watford (now 28.2), Norwich City (now 28.0) and Sunderland (now 27.9).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased to 93 from 84 last week. Bournemouth lead the number of injured players with 11 this week, but Newcastle United remain the Injury League leaders, with a total of 151 man-weeks for the season.
Significant increases to injury age are:
- Stoke City (29.2->29.5) – Return of Xherdan Shaqiri (24.1, Hamstring); Continued injuries to Shay Given (39.6, Knee) and Marc Muniesa (23.7, Hamstring); New injuries to Peter Crouch (34.8, Hamstring) and Peter Odemwingie (34.4, Hamstring).
- Chelsea (26.4->26.7) – Continued injuries to Thibaut Courtois (23.6, Knee), Radamel Falcao (29.8, Muscular), Ramires (28.7, Knock) and John Terry (35.0, Knock).
There are no significant decreases to injury age this week.
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 29 Nov, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 23.53 BST on 01 Dec.
* Note: West Bromwich Albion still have an injury age average (31.6), which remains 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.