Tottenham remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Liverpool (now 25.86), Newcastle United (25.88), Manchester United (26.2), Southampton (now 26.7) and Aston Villa (26.8). West Bromwich Albion are still the oldest at 29.6, followed by Manchester City (28.6), Watford (28.4), Bournemouth (28.2), Sunderland (28.0) and Leicester City (27.95).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased slightly to 98 from 96 last week. Newcastle United lead the number of injured players with 9 this week. This is much better than the 13 that have been in the treatment room for several weeks, but is nonetheless not enough improvement to keep them out of the Injury League lead with a total of 248 man-weeks for the season.
There are no significant increases to injury age, and one significant decrease:
- West Bromwich Albion (31.4->31.1) – Continued injuries to Chris Brunt (31.1, Calf strain) and James Morrison (29.7, Hamstring); New injuries to Saido Berahino (22.5, Dead leg), Jonny Evans (28.1, Hamstring), Darren Fletcher (32.0, Knee), Ben Foster (32.8, Rib) and Callum McManaman (24.8, Ankle).
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 02 Feb, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 10.23 GMT on 03 Feb.
* Note: West Bromwich Albion have an injury age average (31.1) that is still outside the chart range, but slightly peeking into the top of the chart, above.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.