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Really looking forward to reading this by @oilysailor before our @OptaJoe event on 7/9 @hotelfootballuk Pre order… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

18 - Salomon Kalou has scored the highest number of goals equally spread between home and away in PL history (18 ho… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

57 - Benjamin Mendy fired in 57 crosses from open play in the Champions League last season, more than any other pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Jul

12 - @TSorensen1 saved 12 penalties in the @premierleague - only David James saved more (13). Great. https://t.co/tzSCciBqL8 7 hours ago

19 - The fewest goals scored by an outright winner of the Premier League Golden Boot is 19, by Nicolas Anelka in 2008-09. Scrimp. 23 Jul

57 - Benjamin Mendy fired in 57 crosses from open play in the Champions League last season, more than any other pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Jul

20 - Nicolas Anelka is the only player in PL history to net 20+ goals with four different clubs (Arsenal, Bolton, C… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Jul

21 - Ryan Giggs scored in a record 21 consecutive @premierleague seasons between 1992-93 and 2012-13. Iconic. https://t.co/ZAsIOFfQ4K 21 Jul

Opta are looking for an intern to join their sales team. Apply now online at the following link bit.ly/2gPAoHS. Recruiting. 21 Jul

15 - Philippe Coutinho has scored 15 goals from outside the area since his Premier League debut; more than any othe… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 Jul

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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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