Tottenham remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Liverpool (now 25.8), Newcastle United (25.9), Manchester United (now 26.2), Aston Villa (26.76) and Southampton (now 26.81). West Bromwich Albion are still the oldest side at 29.6, followed by Manchester City (28.5), Watford (28.4), Bournemouth (28.2), Sunderland (now 28.0) and Norwich City (27.93).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 96 from 102 last week. Newcastle United lead the number of injured players again with 12 this week, and are still Injury League leaders, with a total of 226 man-weeks for the season.
There are no significant increases, but one decrease to injury age this week:
- West Bromwich Albion (31.6->31.4) – Return of Victor Anichebe (27.7, Hamstring); Continued injury to Jonas Olsson (32.9, Hamstring); New injuries to Saido Berahino (22.5, Illness), Chris Brunt (31.1, Calf strain), Darren Fletcher (32.0, Knee) and James Morrison (29.7, Hamstring).
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 18 Jan, with injuries reported this week via Premier Injuries thru 10.36 GMT on 20 Jan.
* Note: West Bromwich Albion still have an injury age average (31.4), 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.