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Mining the Opta databases to pull out the best contextual insights.

4 - Played in the @premierleague for both @ChelseaFC & @OfficialFOXES - @denniswise, @FrankMSinclair, Mark Schwarzer & @robert_huth. Answer 1 hours ago

@CBurleyESPN Am afraid one of those four never made a PL appearance for Chelsea 2 hours ago

4 - Name the four players to play in the @premierleague for both @ChelseaFC and @OfficialFOXES Quiz. 2 hours ago

25 - Didier Drogba has appeared in more of Chelsea's PL games (25) this season than Diego Costa (24). Backup. 4 hours ago

50 - Tonight Jordan Henderson & Simon Mignolet could become the first PL players to make 50 appearances in all comps this season. Workload. 4 hours ago

13 - No team has ever scored more than 13 goals in a single game in one of England's top four tiers. Safe. #AFCB 17 hours ago

47 - Bournemouth are set to become the 47th different club to grace the Premier League. Blossom. 18 hours ago

11 - Callum Wilson has won 11 penalties this season. No other player in the top four tiers has won more than five. Target. 18 hours ago

16 - Bournemouth have been awarded 16 penalties this season in the league, five more than any other side in the Top 4 Tiers. Spotted. 18 hours ago

30 - No player in the Top 4 Tiers in 14/15 has had a hand in more league goals than Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie (13 goals, 17 assists). Key. 19 hours ago


Finding beauty in the detail

We believe that getting the data into the database is just the start.  The story is told when that data is given context and turned into an enduring narrative.  

We've built our reputation on understanding this context.  Not only do we know who scored the goals, the tries and the runs, we know when they were scored and how.  And most importantly we know what this means in the match, the season and the history of the sport.

An unrivalled team of experts

Our editorial staff have access to a suite of proprietary query tools, allowing us direct and instant access to all of the information that can make the difference between good and great coverage.

We supply our clients with editorial services in a number of different ways.  This can range from pre-prepared reports or Opta Facts to a stats hotline or live chat facility.

Pre-game, during the match or after the final whistle

Our database updates in real-time.  As soon as the data is collected it can be accessed by our editorial team.  This means that we can provide services to media, broadcast and betting clients before a game, after the final whistle or as the action is unfolding.

We'll alert customers as a big milestone is about to be reached, and let them know what the latest incident means in the bigger picture.  We'll help broadcasters better inform their viewers, or give bookmakers the best stats to help encourage betting activity on their website.

Some of our editorial services in action

Opta rugby league data and editorial is used in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final programme.

Some football match stats used by ESPN on a Premier League broadcast.

SkyBet use some Opta stats on an email marketing promotion in the run up to a big game.

The official England sticker album uses Opta data for player profiles.

Castrol Football uses Opta based stats to power its Twitter account.

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Sport magazine use some Opta tennis data in a piece on Andy Murray.