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

BLOG: OptaPro applies data to explore how @realmadriden may tactically evolve with the departure of @Cristiano. Era. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 17 Aug

BLOG: OptaPro's data-driven analysis assesses how Real Madrid may adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo this seas… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Aug

.@neilcharles_uk applies an innovative approach to visualising passing data, taking inspiration from wind maps.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Aug

BLOG: With the 2018 @CPL underway, OptaPro considers the most effective options available for bowling to St. Kitts… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Aug

An analytical preview of Arsenal Vs Manchester City from @PaulCarr of @TruMediaSports. Opener. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 12 Aug

NEWS: OptaPro and Eredivisie relationship sees all 18 clubs this season able to apply Opta data to inform decision-… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 Aug

BLOG: Ahead of the start of the Premier League season, @PaulCarr explores playing styles in an analytical preview o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 Aug

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Reading, Middlesbrough and early Championship stories

Writing for Statsbomb, Ben Torvaney analytically discusses performances across the Championship this season, focusing on Reading and Middlesbrough.

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StatsBomb season previews

In early August StatsBomb produced a range of analytical previews ahead of the start of many European seasons.

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Better to be direct or retain possession in the Championship?

Dave Willoughby statistically compares passing styles in the Premier League and Championship.

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The run-in: Eight teams, eight games

With 38 games played in the tightly contested Championship, Owain Thomas analyses the upcoming fixtures and performances of those in contention for promotion to the Premier League.

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Football League update: dominance and effectiveness

Ben Mayhew provides a February update to his attacking and defensive effectiveness graphics of all Football League sides.

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