Brentford, Newcastle, and Sheffield United have faced a disproportionate amount of injuries compared to other Premier League clubs in the current season. According to data from Premier Injuries, Brentford players have collectively lost a staggering 725 days due to injuries since the season commenced just 130 days ago on August 11.
Following closely, Newcastle finds themselves in the second spot on the injury list, tallying 691 lost days. The Magpies have been contending on multiple fronts, participating in six challenging group-stage matches in the Champions League and advancing to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Sheffield United, currently occupying the bottom spot in the Premier League table, reappointed Chris Wilder as manager after dismissing Paul Heckinbottom two weeks ago. However, the Blades’ struggles have been further exacerbated by injuries, with the team collectively losing 667 days due to various injuries so far in the season.
Several other Premier League clubs have also experienced above-average totals for days lost due to injuries in the current season. Brighton leads the rest with 594 days lost, followed by Manchester United with 574, Chelsea with 557, and Crystal Palace with 493. These clubs, like Sheffield United, have grappled with significant injury setbacks, which can significantly impact team performance and results.
Manchester United has faced persistent challenges on the injury front, with no respite in sight. The team has endured a substantial number of injuries, leading the league with a staggering 22 separate instances where players have been sidelined for one game or more due to injuries. This continuous string of injuries has put immense pressure on the squad’s depth, testing the team’s resilience throughout the season.