Tottenham remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Liverpool (25.90), Newcastle United (25.92), Manchester United (now 26.1), Southampton (26.7) and Aston Villa (26.8). West Bromwich Albion are still the oldest, now at 29.5, followed by Manchester City (28.6), Watford (28.5), Bournemouth (28.1), Sunderland (28.02) and Norwich City (now 27.98).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 96 from 103 last week. Newcastle United lead the number of injured players with 10, and are still commanding Injury League leaders, with a total of 272 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 14 Feb, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 20.25 GMT on 16 Feb.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.by