Going into the International break, Tottenham remain youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Newcastle United (now 25.87), Liverpool (now 25.89), Manchester United (now 25.98), Southampton (now 26.8) and Aston Villa (26.9). West Bromwich Albion are still the oldest at 29.6, followed by Manchester City (28.7), Watford (28.5), Bournemouth (28.1), Norwich City (now 28.0277) and Leicester City (now 28.0273).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased to 103 from 97 last week. Newcastle United lead the number of injured players with 12 this week, with Arsenal a close second at 11. Newcastle are still the commanding Injury League leaders, with a total of 340 man-weeks for the season, now 108 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 20 Mar, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 21.18 GMT on 22 Mar.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.by