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5 - Alexis Sanchez has scored in five successive games for Arsenal in all comps for the first time ever. Timely. https://t.co/vOzMQBLPE2 18 minutes ago

45 - Alexis Sanchez has been directly involved in 45 goals in 51 appearances for Arsenal this season (30 goals, 15 assists). Handy. 24 minutes ago

392 - Per Mertesacker is set to start his first game for Arsenal since April 30th 2016 (v Norwich), 392 days ago. https://t.co/YAbIqltHOj 1 hours ago

2 - Chelsea have lost just twice in their last 13 games against Arsenal in all competitions (W8 D3). Governed. https://t.co/u9LfwZzBSg 1 hours ago

2 - This will be the second FA Cup final contested between Arsenal and Chelsea. The Gunners winning 2-0 in the 2002… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago

1.2 - Marco Silva averaged 1.2 points per game in the Premier League, the best rate of any Hull manager. Buzzed. https://t.co/1OK97g9gIM 3 hours ago

20 - This is Arsenal’s 20th FA Cup final appearance, the most in history. They haven’t lost any of their last five… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

4 - Chelsea haven’t lost any of their last four FA Cup Finals, all of which have been contested at Wembley. Steely. youtu.be/mH-L65HlYDk 4 hours ago

1 - Arsenal v Chelsea is the first FA Cup final fixture to be played at both the Millennium Stadium and the new Wembley Stadium. Rivalry. 5 hours ago

15 - Christian Eriksen (15) provided more assists in 2016/17 than any other Tottenham player in a single… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 26 May

Editorial

Finding beauty in the detail

We believe that getting the data into the database is just the start.  The story is told when that data is given context and turned into an enduring narrative.  

We've built our reputation on understanding this context.  Not only do we know who scored the goals, the tries and the runs, we know when they were scored and how.  And most importantly we know what this means in the match, the season and the history of the sport.

An unrivalled team of experts

Our editorial staff have access to a suite of proprietary query tools, allowing us direct and instant access to all of the information that can make the difference between good and great coverage.

We supply our clients with editorial services in a number of different ways.  This can range from pre-prepared reports or Opta Facts to a stats hotline or live chat facility.

Pre-game, during the match or after the final whistle

Our database updates in real-time.  As soon as the data is collected it can be accessed by our editorial team.  This means that we can provide services to media, broadcast and betting clients before a game, after the final whistle or as the action is unfolding.

We'll alert customers as a big milestone is about to be reached, and let them know what the latest incident means in the bigger picture.  We'll help broadcasters better inform their viewers, or give bookmakers the best stats to help encourage betting activity on their website.

Some of our editorial services in action

Opta rugby league data and editorial is used in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final programme.

Some football match stats used by ESPN on a Premier League broadcast.

SkyBet use some Opta stats on an email marketing promotion in the run up to a big game.

The official England sticker album uses Opta data for player profiles.

Castrol Football uses Opta based stats to power its Twitter account.

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Sport magazine use some Opta tennis data in a piece on Andy Murray.

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