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Filed: Monday, 1st January 2018
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United fielded the joint second oldest squad in the Premier League for the opening half of the 2017/18 season.

As revealed by the following graphic from Experimental 3-6-1, only West Bromwich Albion fielded an older team on average (29.3 years) in league matches for the opening half of the current campaign.

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Both clubs enter the New Year in the bottom three, with West Ham one place above Albion in 19th spot.

As you can see from West Ham's chart (average age 28.7), the most popular age of a first team player is 27 - although the graph is rarely populated below this age with the ages 29 and 30 being the next most highly represented.

West Ham are joined in second place by Premier League newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion, whose average age is raised by the likes of Glenn Murray (34, 19 apps) and Bruno (37, 18 apps).


Newcastle - who beat the Hammers 3-2 recently - have the league's youngest squad (click here to enlarge)


The chart is based on the total number of league minutes played by each team so far this season, with each grid line representing players of that particular age. The major age milestones are denoted by slightly thicker lines (as per the labels on the left).

The width of the coloured graph at each step corresponds to the percentage of minutes accounted for by players of that age.






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