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1 - Burton are the first side from a lower divison to score against Man Utd at Old Trafford since Crystal Palace in Nov 2011. Consolation. 13 hours ago

90 - This is the first time Jack Wilshere has completed 90 minutes in a match for Arsenal since September 23 2014 (vs Southampton). Back. 13 hours ago

1 - Michy Batshuayi is the first Chelsea player to score a League Cup hat-trick since Frank Lampard against Leicest… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 13 hours ago

17y 6d - Ethan Ampadu is the youngest player to make an appearance for Chelsea since Michael Woods in Jan 2007 (also v Nottm Forest). Youth. 14 hours ago

3 - Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been directly involved in all three of Everton's domestic goals this season, with 1 goal and 2 assists. Busy. 14 hours ago

1 - Charly Musonda has scored his first Chelsea goal in his third appearance and first start for the club. Arrival. 14 hours ago

4 - Marcus Rashford has now scored four braces for Man Utd, with each one coming in a different competition. Range. https://t.co/zkOdAPoHCw 15 hours ago

30 - Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic (37) has been directly involved in more @ManUtd goals than Marcus Rashford (30) since his debut. Starlet. 15 hours ago

3 - Jose Mourinho has only fallen at this stage of the #EFLCup in 1 of his previous 7 seasons; a shootout defeat v… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

493 - Jack Wilshere is set to make his first start for Arsenal since May 15th 2016 vs Aston Villa - 493 days ago. P… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 hours ago

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NEWS Opta Appointed Official Data Partner of the DFL

Opta and Hego TracAB have been appointed as the official data collection partners for the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2.

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GUEST BLOG Darwinism & Football: Evolving the sport through fan intelligence

A guest blog by Sanjit Atwal (@SanjitAtwal), Co-Founder and CEO of Squawka.com (@Squawka_Sports).

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Posted by Sanjit Atwal at 09:26

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BLOG The Changing Face of Football Data

Over the past decade the world of football data has changed beyond all recognition. Once the preserve of Championship Manager obsessives and hardcore fans, data and stats have made their way firmly into the mainstream - and affect the way the game is covered, analysed and played across the world.

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Posted by Simon Banoub at 11:47

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NEWS Opta Expand Into South America

Opta's global expansion has continued with the opening of an office and data collection centre in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Posted by Opta at 12:00

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