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143 - @petercrouch has now made more substitute appearances than any other player in @premierleague history. Super. 18 hours ago

6 - Stoke City have scored more goals from corner situations than any other @premierleague side this season. Sense. 19 hours ago

7 - Xherdan Shaqiri has been involved in more Premier League goals in 11 games this season (2 goals, 5 assists) tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 hours ago

2 - Stoke are aiming to win consecutive away league games for the first time since October 2015. Mission. https://t.co/coDUKziMsG 20 hours ago

326 - This will be Darren Fletcher's 326th Premier League appearance - the most by any Scottish player in the compe… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 21 hours ago

30 - Mesut Ozil has created more goalscoring chances from open play than any other Premier League player this seaso… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 Nov

8 - Since the start of the 2014-15 season, no Premier League side has been given more cards for simulation than Chelsea (8). Tumble. 20 Nov

0-4 - This was Tony Pulis’ joint heaviest home @premierleague defeat, matching his 4-0 defeats to Man City (October… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 Nov

0.99 - West Bromwich Albion have averaged under a goal a game in the Premier League under Tony Pulis (0.99 - 105 go… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Nov

7 - Richarlison's strike was his seventh goal involvement in the Premier League this season (5 goals, 2 assists), b… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Nov

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BLOG Opta's Event Definitions

Opta have a long-established a consistent list of 'Event Definitions' in football that are adhered to across all data collection centres.

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BLOG A Ball Possessed

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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