Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Week 39

Tottenham are still the youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League, now at 24.9, followed by Newcastle United (25.8), Liverpool (now 25.88), Manchester United (now 25.96), Southampton (26.8) and Everton (now 26.99). West Bromwich Albion remain oldest at 29.5, followed by Manchester City (28.7), Watford (28.6), Bournemouth (28.114), Crystal Palace (now 28.109) and Swansea City (now 28.087).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased slightly to 66 from 69 last week. Newcastle United and Liverpool lead the number of injured players with 7. Newcastle are still Injury League leaders, with a total of 387 man-weeks for the season, holding at 113 points clear of Liverpool, with two more weeks to go.

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 02 May, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 21.43 BST on 03 May.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 04th May 16Injury League - Injury Age Table for 04th May 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?