Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Week 34

No change in team ages due to the International break: Tottenham are still youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Newcastle United (25.87), Liverpool (25.89), Manchester United (25.98), Southampton (26.8) 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), Norwich City (28.0277) and Leicester City (28.0273).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased slightly to 107 from 103 last week. Newcastle United lead the number of injured players with 11 and are still commanding Injury League leaders, with a total of 351 man-weeks for the season. Newcastle are now 110 points clear of second place Liverpool.

Only one significant increase to injury age:

  • Swansea City (27->27.1) – Continued injuries to André Ayew (26.3, Ankle) and Neil Taylor (27.1, Dead leg); New injury to Leon Britton (33.5, Plantar fasciitis).

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 09.42 BST on 30 Mar.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 30th Mar 16Injury League - Injury Age Table for 30th 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?