No change in team ages due to the cup break: 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 (26.1), Southampton (26.7) and Aston Villa (26.8). West Bromwich Albion are still the oldest at 29.5, followed by Manchester City (28.6), Watford (28.5), Bournemouth (28.1), Sunderland (28.02) and Norwich City (27.98).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased to 112 from 96 last week. Newcastle United again lead the number of injured players with 15, although Manchester United seem to be having their own injury crisis at 14 this week. Newcastle remain Injury League leaders, with a total of 287 man-weeks for the season, 81 points clear of second place Liverpool.
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 Premier Injuries thru 20.54 GMT on 23 Feb.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.by