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Ligue 1 2020/21: Which age group do each team prefer?

After the end of Matchday 28 in Ligue 1, the points table is very intriguing. PSG at this stage usually tend to lead the league comfortably but this time around they are second in the table, trailing Lille by two points. Lyon and Monaco, at third and fourth respectively, hold the remaining European spots.

The following visualisation shows how each team in the Ligue 1 have spread the minutes across different age groups.

OGC Nice have offered the most minutes for U23 players with the manager trusting the youth and offering them 46% of the overall minutes. Monaco and Lille also seem to trust their young players with the clubs offering 42% and 36% of the overall league minutes respectively.

Ninth placed Angers have offered the least percentage of the minutes for U23 players with only 1% of the overall minutes offered to that category of players.

Metz have offered more than 50% of their minutes to players approaching their peak, that is, players between 23 and 25 years old. Lyon seems to have spread their minutes well across different age groups. Marseille, who are eighth in the table, have offered 46% of the overall minutes to players aged 30 and above. Rennes, like Lyon, have offered almost an equal share of minutes to all age groups.

Defending champions PSG have offered 43% of the overall minutes to players between 26 and 29 years old. Relegation threatened Dijon, Nantes and Nîmes have all put their faith in players aged between 26 and 29 years and hope these players who are in their peak will help them survive the fall.