Tottenham are still the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Liverpool (25.7), Newcastle United (25.9), Manchester United (26.3), Aston Villa (26.77) and West Ham United (now 26.82). West Bromwich Albion remain oldest side at 29.6, followed by Manchester City (28.5), Watford (28.4), Bournemouth (28.2), Norwich City (27.91) and Sunderland (27.89).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased to 102 from 91 last week. Newcastle United lead the number of injured players with 12 this week and are still leading Injury League by a wide margin, with a total of 214 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 12 Jan, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 22.01 GMT on 12 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.