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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.

2 - West Ham are the first English side to be eliminated in consecutive EL qualifying phases since Aston Villa in 2009/10 & 2010/11. Flat. 5 hours ago

1 - Astra Giurgiu scored with their first shot on target of the match versus West Ham. Countered. 7 hours ago

1 - West Ham have won only one of their last six European games, all Europa League qualifiers (D2 L3). Hurdle. 8 hours ago

16 - Cristiano Ronaldo (16) scored more goals in the Champions League last season than 26 teams netted in total. Menace. #UEFABestPlayer 9 hours ago

15.4% - Celtic beat Barcelona in Nov 2012 with just 15.4% possession; the lowest ratio for a winning side in the CL since 2003-04. Counter. 10 hours ago

4 - Erik Lamela scored four of Spurs' five goals against Monaco in the Europa League last season. Taxing. 10 hours ago

1 - Arsenal will play against a Bulgarian team in a competitive fixture for the first time ever when they face Ludogorets. Fresh. 10 hours ago

9 - There were nine goals scored in the two Champions League games between Man City & Borussia Mönchengladbach last season. Party. #UCLdraw 10 hours ago

4 - Arsenal have won all four of their previous meetings in European competition against Swiss sides. Timing. #UCLdraw 10 hours ago

2 - Pep Guardiola won two Champions League titles as Barcelona manager (2008-09 & 2010-11). Return. #UCLdraw 10 hours ago

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.

LiveMonitor is an interactive tool designed to provide a live service for commentators and production staff.