Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Week 36

Tottenham remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Newcastle United (now 25.8), Manchester United (now 25.9367), Liverpool (now 25.9372), Southampton (26.8) and Aston Villa (now 27.0). West Bromwich Albion are still the oldest side at 29.5, followed by Manchester City (28.7), Watford (28.5), Bournemouth (28.1), Leicester City (now 28.05) and Swansea City (now 28.03).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 82 from 88 last week. Four teams lead the number of injured players with 7 this week: Chelsea, Everton, Manchester United and Newcastle United. Newcastle are still well ahead as Injury League leaders, with a total of 367 man-weeks for the season, now 115 points clear of Liverpool.

There is one significant increase to injury age and no significant decreases:

  • Swansea City (27.1->27.3) – Return of André Ayew (26.3, Ankle); New injury to Leon Britton (33.6, Lower back).

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 10 Apr, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 09.39 BST on 13 Apr.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 13th Apr 16Injury League - Injury Age Table for 13th Apr 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?