Premier League squads: A statistical breakdown…

Date published: Tuesday 15th September 2015 9:18

Chelsea squad

Matt Stead Investigates: Spurs have the youngest squad, Leicester are old, Chelsea have the most foreigns…

 

Arsenal
Average age of squad: 27 years, 1 month

Oldest player: Tomas Rosicky (34 years, 11 months)

Youngest player: Hector Bellerin (20 years, 6 months)

Players 21 and under: 3 (Matt Macey, Calum Chambers, Bellerin)

Non-UK players: 18/25 (72%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 2724 (Petr Cech, 338)

 

Aston Villa
Average age of squad: 26 years, 6 months

Oldest player: Joe Cole (33 years, 10 months)

Youngest player: Adama Traore (19 years, 7 months)

Players 21 and under: 3 (Jordan Amavi, Jack Grealish, Traore)

Non-UK players: 16/27 (59.2%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 2416 (Joe Cole, 367)

 

Bournemouth
Average age of squad: 27 years, 3 months

Oldest player: Sylvain Distin (37 years, 9 months)

Youngest player: Ryan Allsop (23 years, 2 months)

Players 21 and under: Zero

Non-UK players: 7/25 (25%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 780 (Sylvain Distin, 457)

 

Chelsea
Average age of squad: 26 years, 1 month

Oldest player: John Terry (34 years, 9 months)

Youngest player: Kenedy (19 years, 7 months)

Players 21 and under: 6 (Jamal Blackman, Baba Rahman, Kurt Zouma, Bertrand Traore, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy)

Non-UK players: 20/24 (83.3%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 2334 (John Terry, 463)

 

Crystal Palace
Average age of squad: 28 years, 1 month

Oldest player: Julian Speroni (36 years, 3 months)

Oldest outfield player: Brede Hangeland (34 years, 2 months)

Youngest player: Patrick Bamford (22 years, 1 month)

Players 21 and under: Zero+

Non-UK players: 10/25 (40%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 1846 (Brede Hangeland, 232)

 

Everton
Average age of squad: 27 years, 2 months

Oldest player: Tim Howard (36 years, 6 months)

Oldest outfield player: Tony Hibbert (34 years, 6 months)

Youngest player: Brendan Galloway (19 years, 5 months)

Players 21 and under: 5 (Ross Barkley, Gerard Deulofeu, Tyias Browning, John Stones, Galloway)

Non-UK players: 10/28 (35.7%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 3769 (Gareth Barry, 567)

 

Leicester
Average age of squad: 28 years, 7 months

Oldest player: Mark Schwarzer (42 years, 11 months)

Oldest outfield player: Marcin Wasilewski (35 years, 3 months)

Youngest player: Jeffrey Schlupp (22 years, 8 months)

Players 21 and under: Zero

Non-UK players: 15/23 (65.2%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 1538 (Mark Schwarzer, 514)

 

Liverpool
Average age of squad: 25 years, 1 month

Oldest player: Kolo Toure (34 years, 5 months)

Youngest player: Joe Gomez (18 years, 3 months)

Players 21 and under: 5 (Emre Can, Divock Origi, Jordon Ibe, Jordan Rossiter, Gomez)

Non-UK players: 15/26 (57.6%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 2601 (James Milner, 388)

 

Manchester City
Average age of squad: 28 years, 5 months

Oldest player: Richard Wright (37 years, 10 months)

Oldest outfield player: Martin Demichelis (34 years, 8 months)

Youngest player: Patrick Roberts (18 years, 7 months)

Players 21 and under: 3 (Raheem Sterling, Kelechi Iheanacho, Roberts)

Non-UK players: 20/25 (80%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 2601 (Gael Clichy, 282)

 

Manchester United
Average age of squad: 25 years, 4 months

Oldest player: Michael Carrick (34 years, 1 month)

Youngest player: Andreas Pereira (19 years, 8 months)

Players 21 and under: 6 (Memphis Depay, Paddy McNair, Luke Shaw, James Wilson, Anthony Martial, Pereira)

Non-UK players: 16/26 (61.5%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 2319 (Michael Carrick, 433)

 

Newcastle
Average age of squad: 25 years, 8 months

Oldest player: Fabricio Coloccini (33 years, 7 months)

Youngest player: Rolando Aarons (19 years, 9 months)

Players 21 and under: 5 (Gael Bigirimana, Jamaal Lascelles, Chancel Mbemba, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Aarons)

Non-UK players: 19/28 (67.8%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 1501 (Fabricio Coloccini, 189)

 

Norwich
Average age of squad: 27 years, 2 months

Oldest player: Wes Hoolahan (33 years, 3 months)

Youngest player: Harry Toffolo (20 years, 1 month)

Players 21 and under: 3 (Nathan Redmond, Josh Murphy, Toffolo)

Non-UK players: 7/26 (26.9%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 1656 (Matt Jarvis/Gary O’Neil, 187)

 

Southampton
Average age of squad: 26 years, 1 month

Oldest player: Kelvin Davis (38 years, 11 months)

Oldest outfield player: Jose Fonte (31 years, 8 months)

Youngest player: Matt Targett (19 years, 11 months)

Players 21 and under: 3 (James Ward-Prowse, Harrison Reed, Targett)

Non-UK players: 16/27 (59.2%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 1336 (Steven Davis, 214)

 

Stoke
Average age of squad: 27 years, 5 months

Oldest player: Shay Given (39 years, 4 months)

Oldest outfield player: Peter Crouch (34 years, 7 months)

Youngest player: Ollie Shenton (17 years, 10 months)

Players 21 and under: 3 (Daniel Bachmann, Moha El Ouriachi, Shenton)

Non-UK players: 15/28 (53.5%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 3258 (Shay Given, 443)

 

Sunderland
Average age of squad: 27 years, 6 months

Oldest player: Wes Brown (35 years, 11 months)

Youngest player: Duncan Watmore (21 years, 6 months)

Players 21 and under: 1 (Watmore)

Non-UK players: 12/25 (48%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 2907 (John O’Shea, 392)

 

Swansea
Average age of squad: 27 years, 2 months

Oldest player: Gerhard Tremmel (36 years, 9 months)

Oldest outfield player: Leon Britton (32 years, 11 months)

Youngest player: Matt Grimes (20 years, 2 months)

Players 21 and under: 1 (Grimes)

Non-UK players: 16/26 (61.5%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 1535 (Wayne Routledge, 231)

 

Tottenham
Average age of squad: 24 years, 6 months

Oldest player: Michel Vorm (31 years, 10 months)

Oldest outfield player: Federico Fazio (28 years, 6 months)

Youngest player: Dele Alli (19 years, 5 months)

Players 21 and under: 3 (Eric Dier, Nabil Bentaleb, Alli)

Non-UK players: 13/24 (54.1%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 1239 (Moussa Dembele, 150)

 

Watford
Average age of squad: 27 years, 3 months

Oldest player: Heurelho Gomes (34 years, 7 months)

Oldest outfield player: Lloyd Dyer (33 years, 1 month)

Youngest player: Obbi Oulare (19 years, 8 months)

Players 21 and under: 3 (Tom Hoban, Nathan Ake, Oulare)

Non-UK players: 20/27 (74%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 443 (Heurelho Gomes, 102)

 

West Brom
Average age of squad: 28 years, 3 months

Oldest player: Gareth McAuley (35 years, 9 months)

Youngest player: Serge Gnabry (20 years, 2 months)

Players 21 and under: 2 (Jack Rose, Gnabry)

Non-UK players: 9/24 (37.5%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 2443 (James Morrison, 258)

 

West Ham
Average age of squad: 26 years, 2 months

Oldest player: James Collins (32 years, 1 month)

Youngest player: Reece Oxford (16 years, 9 months)

Players 21 and under: 2 (Stephen Hendrie, Oxford)

Non-UK players: 16/27 (59.2%)

Squad’s total career Premier League appearances: 1729 (Mark Noble, 228)

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