Premier League title contenders Arsenal have had the most injury concerns amongst the 20 sides in the division this season.
Arsène Wenger’s men have had to deal with injuries from front to back amongst outfield players, with only goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny playing in all 26 of their Premier League matches to date.
Scoring 1 point for each player to miss a game, the table below shows Arsenal are run away leaders with the injury league:
Crystal Palace are some 55 points behind the leaders in second place. And 1 point behind the Eagles is David Moyes’ Manchester United.
The defending Premier League champions have had notable injuries in their defence this season. On top of that, last season’s top goalscorer Robin van Persie has only recently returned from a hamstring that ruled him out for seven matches. Prior to that, a groin injury have kept the Dutch striker sidelined for three games.
At the other end of the table, Cardiff City have been blessed with a lack of injuries and the best part of a full squad to choose from. Only 42 points is a big lead over Southampton who are above them on 71 points.
Despite Malky Mackay and Ole Gunnar Solskjær being blessed with this good fortune, the Bluebirds are in the relegation zone with 12 matches left to play of the 2013-14 season.
José Mourinho’s Chelsea have also avoided a number of injuries this season, with midfielder Marco van Ginkel their only long-term absentee. Fernando Torres has spent some time sidelined recently.
Data collected from PhysioRoom.com