Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Final

Tottenham finish the season as the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.9, followed by Newcastle United (25.80), Liverpool (now 25.84), Manchester United (now 25.98), Southampton (26.8) and Everton (26.9). West Bromwich Albion finish as oldest at 29.5, followed by Manchester City (28.68), Watford (28.65), Crystal Palace (now 28.15), Bournemouth (28.115), and Leicester City (28.109).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased slightly to 84 from 88 last week. Norwich City lead the number of injured players with 8 this week.

Newcastle United are Injury League 15/16 champions, with a total of 397 man-weeks for the season, and 113 points clear of runners up, Liverpool.

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 17 May postponed match between Manchester United and Bournemouth, with injuries reported via Premier Injuries thru 10.24 BST on 18 May.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 18th May 16 Injury League - Injury Age Table for 18th 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?