Tottenham are still the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Liverpool (now 25.7), Newcastle United (25.9), Manchester United (26.3), West Ham United (now 26.77) and Aston Villa (26.79). West Bromwich Albion remain the oldest side, now at 29.6, followed by Manchester City (28.5), Watford (now 28.4), Bournemouth (28.2), Norwich City (27.91) and Sunderland (now 27.89).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased slightly to 91 from 92 last week. Liverpool lead the number of injured players with 11 this week, after their League Cup win over Stoke City cost them Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren with hamstring injuries. Newcastle United are still the commanding Injury League leaders, now with a total of 202 man-weeks for the season.
There are no significant changes to injury age this week, as it is not unusual for the averages to settle at this point in the season.
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 03 Jan, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 22.25 GMT on 05 Jan.
* 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.