Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Week 30

Tottenham are still 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 remain the oldest, now at 29.6, followed by Manchester City (28.6), Watford (28.5), Bournemouth (28.1), Leicester City (now 27.993) and Sunderland (27.986).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased slightly to 116 from 112 last week. Newcastle United again lead the number of injured players with 16 this week, with Manchester United still a close second at 14. No other clubs have injuries numbering in double digits. Newcastle are still the Injury League leaders, with a total of 303 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 01 Mar, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 22.39 GMT on 01 Mar.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 02th Mar 16Injury League - Injury Age Table for 02th Mar 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?