43 – Alex Sandro (49) is the only defender to create more chances in Serie A than Marcos Alonso (43) since Aug 2015. Supply. 10 hours ago

16 - @TheRealBWP, @Guaje7Villa and Sebastian Giovinco are currently tied atop the @MLS 2016 golden boot race. Crowd. https://t.co/J5dBDm3wl3 12 hours ago

27 – Since August 2015, Lucas Perez has had a hand in more goals than any other Spaniard in La Liga (27). Mercurial. https://t.co/1FeNeCjWFe 26 Aug

158 - Loic Remy has scored a @premierleague goal every 158 minutes, scoring 28 times in 74 PL games. Soar. https://t.co/ZkAGlZNiZP 14 hours ago

1 - Joe Hart could be the first English goalkeeper to make a Serie A appearance since the league began in 1929/30. Arrivederci. 17 hours ago

4 - Jose Mourinho is the first @ManUtd manager to win his opening four competitive matches in charge of the club. Special. 19 hours ago

5 - Pep Guardiola is the first @ManCity manager to win his opening five competitive games in a charge of the club. Revolution. 19 hours ago

2 - Arsenal have already won the same number of penalties in 2016-17 as they did last season. Buses. 29 Aug

6 - Only Harry Kane (15) has scored more goals in all comps for Spurs in 2016 than Nacer Chadli (6). Move. 29 Aug

12.5 - Adam Lallana ran 12.5km in the match against Spurs, the most ground covered by any PL player in a game this season. Energy. 29 Aug

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On Tuesday (2nd August) Opta powered the Audi Player Index Pickup Match, which took place at Chelsea Piers Golf Club in New York City.

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