Any old Iron?

  • by Staff Writer
  • Thursday, 28th September 2023

West Ham United have the second oldest squad in the Premier League, a new survery has revealed.

Despite signing the likes of Mohammed Kudus (23), Edson Alvarez (25) and Konstantinos Mavropanos (also 25) this summer, David Moyes' squad remains one of the league's 'most mature' - with only London neighbours Fulham having a higher average age according to Opta.

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Fab and Og - a spritely 73 years between them

Lukasz Fabianski (38)< Angelo Ogbonna (35) and Aaron Cresswell, at 33, are the sqaud's oldest members. They are also joined in the over 30s club by Michail Antonio (33), Danny Ings (31)< Vladimir Coufal (31) and Alphonse Areola (30).

The youngest squad in the league by some distance is recently-promoted Burnley, followed by Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea. At the other end of the scale, alongside Fulham and West Ham are Newcastle and Everton.

The full table is as follows.

Average Age of Premier League Starting XIs in 2023-24

1. Burnley: 24 years 147 days
2. Arsenal: 24y 224d
3. Spurs: 24y 329d
4. Chelsea: 24y 359d
5. Bournemouth: 25y 216d
6. Brentford: 26y 127d
7. Nottm Forest: 26y 169d
8. Man City: 26y 212d
9. Wolves: 26y 260d
10. Luton: 26y 338d

11. Man Utd: 27y 1d
12. Aston Villa: 27y 14d
13. Sheff Utd: 27y 40d
14. Liverpool: 27y 81d
15. Crystal Palace: 27y 249d
16. Brighton: 27y 262d
17. Newcastle: 27y 267d
18. Everton: 27y 307d
19. West Ham Utd: 28y 330d
20. Fulham: 29y 160d

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