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.@GarryGelade offers an in-depth analysis of crossing, focusing on Liverpool’s approach over a 4 year period. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Whip. 17 hours ago

Expected Goal leaderboard for @SouthamptonFC. Saints. https://t.co/Q9jq9n9NJl 20 Oct

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The Premier League have published an article using Opta Data Scientist Tom Worville's 'carries' metric to assess how Arsenal (and every other Premier League team) can combat Diego Costa's attacking prowess.

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OptaPro Forum 2016: Find me a player like Andres Iniesta, Part 2

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