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A showcase of some of the best data analysis from across the web.

Expected goal leaderboards – a roundup from the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 25 Apr

Keith Lyons (@520507) shares a comprehensive resource outlining previous work on expected goals. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Literature. 22 Apr

.@CIES_Football’s interactive digital atlas visualises squad data throughout Europe. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Comparison. 21 Apr

.@jair1970 applies a data-led analysis to dissect Tottenham’s performances over the past two seasons. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Contenders. 20 Apr

.@GregorydSam examines how conversion rates are assessed. Sample. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 18 Apr

BLOG: @GregorydSam uses conversion rates to analyse how we assess finishing ability. bit.ly/2pcKJha. Assumption. 14 Apr

BLOG: @GregorydSam discusses how we assess finishing skill. bit.ly/2pcKJha. Bayesian. https://t.co/PuDnYmNddj 13 Apr

Dennis Lock, @MiamiDolphins Head of Analytics, discusses how data has been integrated within the franchise. Open. youtube.com/watch?v=xgSsI5… 7 Apr

FILM – Dennis Lock, Head of Analytics at @MiamiDolphins, delivers the guest talk at the #OptaProForum. Keynote. youtube.com/watch?v=xgSsI5… 7 Apr

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Doing one thing well: standout statistics ahead of the European club semi-finals

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward (@SaturdayonCouch) explores the standout statistics to analyse teams ahead of this season’s Champions League and Europa League semi-finals.

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By the numbers: How the New England Revolution gain an edge together

Tim Crawford, analyst at New England Revolution, discusses the role of analytics at the MLS team in an article for the official league website.

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Numerology: How advanced stats are changing our game

An article from MLSsoccer.com, looking at the current state of analytics within football.

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Learning how to build a successful MLS roster from scratch

As part of OptaPro’s partnership with Columbia University, students take on the task of using data to build a 20-man MLS roster.

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The numbers don't lie: why football clubs place such importance on analytics

Jeremy Wilson of The Telegraph writes about the implementation of analytics within professional football, discussing issues with West Ham’s Rory Campbell, technical scout and analyst at the Premier League side.

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Central Winger: Possession a "lethal weapon" defensively

Devin Pleuler, writing for MLSsoccer.com's Central Winger blog, charts how possession reduces goals against.

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