Tottenham are still youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Newcastle United (25.8), Liverpool (now 25.88), Manchester United (25.94), Southampton (26.8) and Everton (now 26.99). West Bromwich Albion remain oldest at 29.5, followed by Manchester City (now 28.7), Watford (now 28.6), Bournemouth (28.10), Leicester City (now 28.06) and Crystal Palace (now 28.05).
The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 76 from 82 last week. Two teams lead the number of injured players with 8 this week: Crystal Palace and Liverpool. Newcastle United remain the standout Injury League leaders, with a total of 374 man-weeks for the season. They’ve already broken last season’s tally of 347 and are on a clear course to top 400. Newcastle are 114 points clear of Liverpool, who themselves are slowly closing the gap.
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 the Newcastle/Manchester City makeup tie on 19 Apr, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 09.19 BST on 20 Apr.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.by