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18 - West Ham have conceded the most penalties in the Premier League over the course of the last three seasons. Clumsy. 1 hours ago

50 - Burnley have blocked 50 opposition shots this season. The average for the 19 other teams is 16 blocks. Barrier. 3 hours ago

43% - Burnley have the highest proportion of shots from headers in the Premier League this season. Nod. 3 hours ago

9 - In the last three seasons, Jamie Vardy has won nine PL penalties - four more than the next highest figure earned by a player. Tumble. 18 Sep

13 - Mohamed Salah has fired in more shots on target than any other player in the Premier League this season. Settled. 18 Sep

32 - @HKane has had more shots than Swansea City (30) this season - both have scored just twice. White. 18 Sep

68 - Chelsea have committed more fouls than any other team in the Premier League this season. Naughty. 18 Sep

105 - Jose Mourinho is unbeaten as a manager in every home league game his sides have played on a Sunday (W81 D24 L… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 Sep

1 - Vincent Janssen has scored with his first shot on target in the Turkish Süper Lig. Lethal. https://t.co/L7ZUbZsGUF 17 Sep

3 - Anthony Martial has scored 3 goals in his last 5 Premier League games, as many as in his previous 19. Revival. https://t.co/4YdOvisSfC 17 Sep

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Opta to work with LaLiga as part of Perform data partnership

In a deal designed to broaden the availability of data from one of the world’s highest profile football leagues, LaLiga and Perform Group today announced the creation of the LaLiga Official Data Centre.

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Opta partner with Sixty to help fuel their Ease Live TV solution

Opta have partnered with sports broadcast specialists Sixty to help optimise user experiences through combining relevant detailed data with sports video for Sixty’s Ease Live TV solution. As part of the agreement Opta’s comprehensive data will be combined with Sixty’s clickable graphic technology,..

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Opta’s Expected Goals Makes its Way Into Mainstream Media

Now the 2017/18 season is underway, more examples can be seen of the media using expected goals to inject a greater level of insight into their articles. Below illustrate some of the ways expected goals have been used in recent football coverage.

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Advanced metrics: Expected Goals

As part of Opta’s commitment to offering greater detail to sports fans across the world, we have been working on some advanced metrics that help explain the game in more detail.

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