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The 20 Premier League clubs are ranked according to the average age of their squad


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Experts often say that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough – but which Premier League teams have the youngest squads on average?

Manchester United and Chelsea have made a number of young players bloody this season, but Premier League champions Liverpool have a few players approaching their peak years.

Analytics website smarterscout analyzed the average age of each Premier League squad, weighted by season in 2019-20.

20th Crystal Palace – 29.8

Roy Hodgson is the oldest manager ever to play a Premier League game, and the 72-year-old hasn’t built a team in the long run.

Key players like Vicente Guaita, Gary Cahill and James Tomkins are all in their thirties and named their oldest Premier League starting eleven against Everton in February 2020.

19. Watford – April 29

Burnley – April 28

Dwight McNeil is the only player under the age of 26 to play five or more Premier League games for Sean Dye’s team this season.

17. West Ham United – 28.1

16.Manchester City – 7/27

15. Sheffield United – April 27

Liverpool – 27.2

Liverpool drove to the Premier League title in 2019-20 and Jürgen Klopp seems to have found the right mix between youth and experience.

Older players like Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Adam Lallana and Virgil van Dijk lead from the front and set the right standard in every training season.

But Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold ensure youthful exuberance and can ensure that the Reds dominate for years to come.

13. Wolves – February 27

12. Tottenham – 27.0

11. Brighton – 27.0

10.Newcastle United – 9/26

Many people would have expected Steve Bruce to gain experience this season, but he’s brought in younger signings like Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin while performing Matty Longstaff.

9. Norwich City – May 26

8. Leicester City – May 26

7. Arsenal – April 26

Arsenal has had a difficult season so far, but manager Mikel Arteta is clearly making plans for the future.

The appearance of Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah has been very positive for the Gunners this season and they have reduced the average age of the squad.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, David Luiz, Sokratis and Mesut Ozil are the last men older than 30 years.

6. Southampton – 2/26

5. Aston Villa – 26.0

4. Everton – 26.0

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison were two of Everton’s outstanding performances this season, while Leighton Baines was reduced to a supporting role.

3. Bournemouth – 25.9

2.Chelsea – 8/25

1.Manchester United – 2/25

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer really trusted the youth this season and the manager is bringing a new generation to Old Trafford.

Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez were replaced by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood.

Eight of their eleven regular Premier League starters this season are between 22 and 26 years old, with Harry Maguire, Fred and David de Gea being the only exceptions.


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