Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Week 38

Tottenham remain the youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.8, followed by Newcastle United (25.8), Liverpool (now 25.930), Manchester United (now 25.936), Southampton (26.8) and Everton (26.98). West Bromwich Albion are still the oldest at 29.5, followed by Manchester City (28.7), Watford (28.6), Bournemouth (28.11), Crystal Palace (now 28.09) and Leicester City (28.07).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 69 from 76 last week. Two teams lead the number of injured players with 8 this week: Crystal Palace and Liverpool. Newcastle United are still Injury League leaders, with a total of 380 man-weeks for the season. Newcastle are 113 points clear of Liverpool, who are still 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 25 Apr, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 09.05 BST on 27 Apr.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 27th Apr 16Injury League - Injury Age Table for 27th 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?