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4 - @Everton have won their first four games of a season for the first time since 1978/79 when they were managed by… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 11 hours ago

31 - @FCBarcelona had lower possession than @realmadriden for the first time since May 7th 2008 (31 games). Dominat… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago

.@SkySportsMNF have explained Opta's new expected goals metric using examples from last weekend's action.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 hours ago

228 - Thierry Henry is Arsenal's all-time highest ever goalscorer, with 228 goals in 377 games. Anniversaire. https://t.co/qQc02u2R5p 21 hours ago

4 - Marco Asensio's last four shots for Real Madrid (all comps): ⚽️ vs Juventus ❌ vs Man Utd ⚽️ vs Barcelona ⚽️ vs… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 Aug

1 - Ernesto Valverde is the first Barcelona manager to lose two Clasicos in a row since Frank Rijkaard in 2008 (all… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 hours ago

15 - Celtic have won 15 of their last 17 Champions League qualifying games at Celtic Park (D1 L1). Stronghold. https://t.co/Se8535IYFD 16 Aug

8 - Gylfi Sigurdsson assisted a league-high eight goals direct from dead ball scenarios last season in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 Aug

628 - Gareth Barry is only four appearances away from equalling Ryan Giggs' record of 632 games in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 Aug

1 - No @LFC player made more passes (24), interceptions (4) or had more touches (41) than Trent Alexander-Arnold in… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 Aug

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Opta’s Expected Goals Makes its Way Into Mainstream Media

Now the 2017/18 season is underway, more examples can be seen of the media using expected goals to inject a greater level of insight into their articles. Below illustrate some of the ways expected goals have been used in recent football coverage.

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Advanced metrics: Expected Goals

As part of Opta’s commitment to offering greater detail to sports fans across the world, we have been working on some advanced metrics that help explain the game in more detail.

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Beyond Heatmaps: What's Next for Football Data Event Review

On Tuesday 11th July Opta hosted an event at the May Fair Hotel, London entitled “Beyond Heatmaps: What’s Next for Football Data.”

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NEWS Opta Match Experience Review

On Wednesday (5th July), Opta held The Opta Match Experience, an 11-a-side fixture that was hosted at Sutton United’s Knights Community Stadium. Journalists and other sports media professionals were invited to play in the game that Opta analysed to the highest level of detail, matching what they o..

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