Premier League is one of the most competitive leagues in the world. You need to have the correct balance of youth and experience in your team to fulfil your expectations. Different clubs have different tactics and based on that, some rely on experienced campaigners while some trust mostly on youths. In this article, we have the teams ranked according to the average squad age of Premier League clubs.
Starting from the highest, here are the teams ranked according to the average squad age of Premier League clubs.
20. Burnley (29)
Burnley have the highest average squad age in the whole of the Premier League. This has also been reflected in their performances, with the club sitting in the relegation zone. The oldest player in their squad is 36 years old right back, Phil Bardsley. While the youngest player in their team is Owen Dodgson, the 18-years old fringe left-back.
19. West Ham United (27.9)
West Ham is proving that having a high squad age is not necessarily a bad thing. They are currently fifth in the Premier League table and will push for a European place. The oldest players in their team are goalkeepers, David Martin and Lukasz Fabianski, both of them are 36-years old. The youngest player of the Hammers squad is 18-years old centre-back, Jamal Baptiste.
18. Watford (27.8)
Watford is another team struggling in the Premier League, having a high squad age. They are also in the relegation zone and have sacked two managers already in the season. 38-years old goalkeeper Ben Foster is the oldest player in this team, while 17-years old fringe player Shaqai Forde is the youngest.
17. Liverpool (27.5)
Liverpool have utilised the experience of their players well and are currently second in the Premier League, breathing on the neck of leaders and defending champions Manchester City. The oldest player in their squad is James Milner, who is 36. The youngest players are Isaac Mabaya and Kaide Gordan, both of them are 17-years old.
16. Newcastle United (27.3)
Flirting with the relegation, Newcastle United have the fifth-highest squad age in the Premier League. Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is the oldest in the team, with an age of 33 years. The youngest player of the squad is 17-years old Elliot Anderson, however, he has not been used this season.
15. Crystal Palace (26.9)
Crystal Palace are currently comfortably above the relegation zone and will hope to finish in the top half of the league. The average squad age of the team is 26.9 years. 35-years old Vicente Guaita is the oldest player in the team, while the youngest player is 17-years old left-back Tayo Adaramola.
14. Chelsea (26.9)
The defending UCL champion, Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League. Thiago Silva is the oldest player in the team, with an age of 37-years. The youngest player of the squad is 17-years old central-midfielder, Lewis Hall.