Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Week 40

Tottenham remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.9, followed by Newcastle United (25.8), Liverpool (25.9), Manchester United (now 26.0), Southampton (26.8) and Everton (26.9). West Bromwich Albion are still the oldest side at 29.5, followed by Manchester City (28.7), Watford (28.6), Bournemouth (now 28.12), Crystal Palace (28.11) and Leicester City (now 28.10).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased sharply to 88 from 66 last week. Crystal Palace and Everton lead the number of injured players with 7 this week, while Newcastle United are reduced to only 4. Newcastle are still Injury League leaders, with a total of 391 man-weeks for the season. They’re 111 points clear of Liverpool, with only one more week 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 10 May, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 21.10 BST on 10 May.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 11th May 16Injury League - Injury Age Table for 11th 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?