Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Week 27

Tottenham are still the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Liverpool (25.88), Newcastle United (now 25.90), Manchester United (26.2), Southampton (now 26.7) and Aston Villa (26.8). West Bromwich Albion remain oldest at 29.6, followed by Manchester City (28.6), Watford (now 28.5), Bournemouth (now 28.1), Sunderland (28.04) and Leicester City (now 27.97).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased to 103 from 98 last week. Newcastle United lead the number of injured players with 14, and still command the Injury League with a total of 262 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 07 Feb, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 08.40 GMT on 10 Feb.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 10th Feb 16Injury League - Injury Age Table for 10th Feb 16The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.

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Mark J. Fine

Yank (native New Yorker, no less) and self-proclaimed Anglophile that has aspired to make tea at the BBC as a career opportunity, ever since discovering it on shortwave radio circa 1974. See what I did right there?