Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Week 31

Tottenham remain the youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Newcastle United (now 25.914), Liverpool (25.915), Manchester United (now 25.993), Southampton (26.7) and Aston Villa (now 26.9). West Bromwich Albion are still the oldest side at 29.6, followed by Manchester City (now 28.7), Watford (28.5), Bournemouth (28.1), Leicester City (now 28.0) and Norwich City (now 27.99).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 109 from 116 last week. Newcastle United lead the number of injured players with 13 this week. Arsenal are second with 10, after adding five new injuries in two matches, over the course of four days. Newcastle are still atop the Injury League, with a total of 316 man-weeks for the season, 96 points clear of Liverpool.

There are no significant increases to injury age, and one significant decrease:

  • West Bromwich Albion (30.7->30.5) – Continued injuries to Chris Brunt (31.2, Knee), Jonny Evans (28.2, Thigh), Callum McManaman (24.9, Ankle/foot) and James Morrison (29.8, Thigh); New injury to Craig Dawson (25.8, Ankle/foot).

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 06 Mar, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 22.44 GMT on 08 Mar.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 09th Mar 16Injury League - Injury Age Table for 09th 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?