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

.@TiagoEstv uses Opta data in this article for @StatsBomb, in which he assesses upcoming prospects in @ligaportugaltwitter.com/i/web/status/9… 11 Dec

OptaPro's data scientist @Worville will be speaking at the 'Getting your Data skills noticed - Data Science and Vis… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 Dec

.@EuanDewar uses Opta data to dissect and discuss Atlético Madrid’s attack this season. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Ailing. 4 Dec

.@jair1970 writes a 12-game Premier League shot analysis, focusing on teams’ performances in relation to previous s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 27 Nov

.@OptaPro will host a panel tomorrow at #SAC17 with @soccerquant, Ben Stevens (@CPFC head of performance analysis)… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Nov

.@EuanDewar and @EveryTeam_Mark co-author this data-driven article that explores Manchester City's impressive start… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Nov

The latest #ThreeAtTheBack episode outlines further information on @scout7football becoming part of OptaPro.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Nov

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MLS/Opta Spotlight: The stats behind Sporting KC's pressure

MLS.com has been at the forefront of utilising Opta data to explain and analyse both team and individual performances this season. This 'Opta Spotlight' article does exactly that - highlighting Sporting KC's consistent pressure on LA Galaxy across the entire pitch.

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Has Pochettino built a sustainably good Tottenham team?

StatsBomb editor James Yorke provides an in-depth, data-led analysis of Tottenham Hotspur’s performance this season, as the north London side sit in second position after 29 games.

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The value of analysing qualitative text-based scouting assessments

Writing on the Scout7 website, Garry Gelade provides a thorough analysis of text-based scouting reports.

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Planet Fútbol podcast

Daniel Altman (@NYASoccer) contributes to the Sports Illustrated Planet Fútbol podcast, discussing his take on using analytics to evaluate goalkeepers.

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Will Wales miss the expertise of their departing analyst?

Alex Bywater (@_AlexBywater) of WalesOnline discusses the importance of outgoing analyst Rhys Long's work with the international rugby union side.

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Contrasting fortunes of Chelsea and Leicester explained

Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) writes for the official Premier League website, applying Opta's expected goals metric to analyse the performances of Chelsea and Leicester over the past 18 months.

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