Saints have the lowest injury outlay in the Premier League

Injuries cost the likes of Manchester Utd £12million, Arsenal £12.9 Million but Saints managed to keep their injury wage outlay to 3.9 Million – The lowest in the Premier League.


A new tool from FreeSuperTips analyses official 2017-18 Premier League data and reveals the dirtiest team and players, as well as those who were unluckiest with injuries – and the impact that this had on each club.


West Brom were the dirtiest side, racking up 73 yellow cards and several missed games through suspension in a campaign that ultimately saw the club relegated to the Championship.


West Ham were among the unluckiest teams when it came to injuries, with their injury bill totalling a whopping £12.6 million. The calculator reveals that they would have finished ten league places higher and been in the Champions League next season, if not for injury.


The True Cost of Injury and Ill Discipline allows users to compare injury statistics for all Premier League clubs last season, including the total number of games missed, the average score when a team’s top scorer is injured, the cost to the club in paying injured players, and their estimated league position with no injuries.


Saints had the lowest outlay of all Premier League teams when it comes to paying injured players, however, this did not stop injuries having an effect on the team. Saints could have been sitting comfortably at 10th in the table if they and their closest competitors had better injury records.

Name

Team Name

Reds

Yellows

Fouls

Points

Wilfred Ndidi

Leicester

2

6

60

280

Oriol Romeu

Southampton

0

11

53

273

Granit Xhaka

Arsenal

0

10

57

257

Ashley Barnes

Burnley

0

10

53

253

Abdoulaye Doucouré

Watford

0

10

44

244

Jonathan Hogg

Huddersfield

1

8

32

242

Glenn Murray

Brighton

0

9

60

240

Simon Francis

Bournemouth

1

8

24

234

Luka Milivojevic

Crystal Palace

0

8

69

229

Idrissa Gueye

Everton

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