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.@PaulMac has written an article for @guardian_sport looking into football's adoption of Expected Goals. bit.ly/2nPndIJ. Future. 5 hours ago

11 - Alan Shearer is the player who has missed most penalties in the @premierleague Fluffed. #AskOpta twitter.com/IdyllicCynic/s… 5 hours ago

5 - Paul Robinson is the goalkeeper with the most assists in @premierleague history. Bonus. #AskOpta twitter.com/tallica88/stat… 5 hours ago

15 - David Beckham has scored the most goals from direct free kicks in @premierleague history. Specialist. #AskOpta twitter.com/tshuru77/statu… 5 hours ago

41 - Frank Lampard has scored the most goals from outside the penalty area in @premierleague history. Lamped.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 5 hours ago

95 -Chelsea 2004-05 hold the record for the most points earned in a single season in the top flight of English foot… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 5 hours ago

10 - Richard Dunne has scored the most own goals in @premierleague history. Oops #AskOpta twitter.com/DJBhaiJaan/sta… 5 hours ago

48 - @petercrouch has scored the most headed goals in @premierleague history. Robot #AskOpta twitter.com/gustipraditya/… 5 hours ago

15 - Branko Strupar is the top scoring player in @premierleague history with no assists. Selfish. #AskOpta twitter.com/BLamb93/status… 5 hours ago

3 - @Robbie9Fowler has scored the most "perfect" hat-tricks in the @premierleague. Treble. #AskOpta twitter.com/cov_tom/status… 6 hours ago

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An archived overview of Opta's possession methodology.

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BLOG God Assist Me

Nothing seems to raise the hackles of football fans more than the assist. Here, Director of Content Rob Bateman explains the Opta approach.

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