Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Week 32

Tottenham are still the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Newcastle United (now 25.91), Liverpool (25.92), Manchester United (25.993), Southampton (26.7) and Aston Villa (26.9). West Bromwich Albion remain oldest at 29.6, followed by Manchester City (28.7), Watford (28.5), Bournemouth (28.1), Leicester City (now 28.012) and Norwich City (now 28.008).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 97 from 109 last week. Newcastle United again lead the number of injured players with 12 this week. They remain Injury League leaders, with a total of 328 man-weeks for the season, 103 points clear of second place Liverpool.

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

  • Swansea City (27.2->27) – Return of Sung-yueng Ki (27.1, Ankle); New injuries to André Ayew (26.2, Ankle), Modou Barrow (23.4, Hamstring) and Jefferson Montero (26.5, Illness).

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 Mar, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 20.14 GMT on 15 Mar.

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