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Opta offers its broadcast clients a direct line to our team of experts, responding to queries and highlighting interesting stats as a match progresses.

24y 162d - Across a single PL season, the youngest average starting XI age is 24y 162d (Leeds in 1999/2000). Babies. https://t.co/zEpc3i49XJ 21 hours ago

353 - Kolo Toure has played more games than any other African player in @premierleague history (353). Veteran. 23 Jul

1 - David Moyes has lost just one of his 17 @premierleague games against Sunderland (W12 D4). Impression. 23 Jul

50% - David Moyes won half of his Premier League games as Manchester United manager (P34 W17 D6 L11). Regret. https://t.co/xpyJKKUgaD 23 Jul

190 - Only three PL managers (Ferguson, Wenger, Redknapp) have won more PL games than David Moyes (190). Seasoned. https://t.co/Ggu39sOvni 23 Jul

5 - Most Premier League games managed Ferguson - 810 Wenger - 752 Redknapp - 641 Allardyce - 467 Moyes - 461 Experience. 23 Jul

5 - League win % at most recent club before England job Allardyce - 30% Hodgson - 36% Capello - 61% McClaren - 34% Eriksson - 55% 22 Jul

14 - Sam Allardyce is the 14th full-time manager of @England. Appointed. https://t.co/UAbuRwTsZT 22 Jul

11 - Thanks for all the questions. The #OptaJoeYearbook is out on August 11. Pre-order it here: bit.ly/OptaJoe2016 Review. 22 Jul

28 - The longest unbeaten run of one team versus another in PL history is Chelsea v Spurs. Banker. twitter.com/lewisj77/statu… #OptaJoeYearbook 22 Jul

Stats helpdesk

A direct hotline to Opta's team of experts

Sport never stands still and the narrative is always changing.  Many of our clients are fighting against tight deadlines to construct the best possible match previews and post-match reports.

Opta offers a service in which media clients can contact the team directly, via phone, email, live-chat or our innovative Live Monitor service.  This allows them to ask questions, submit requests and have our team of experts interrogate our database on their behalf.

Commentator packs

Opta's highly skilled editorial team can create commentator packs that can help broadcasters and presentation teams drive the news agenda and provide the nuggets of information that helps to ensure that the debate continues long after the final whistle has blown.

Our expert editorial members can provide greater context to our data.

They are able to provide live statistical updates and respond immediately to in-game events.

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