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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.

3 - Victor Wanyama has become the first player since Wes Brown in 2013/14 to be sent off three times in the same season. Ejected. 1 hours ago

2 - Newcastle United have won back-to-back home games in the Premier League for the first time since December 2014. Relief. 3 hours ago

6 - Jermain Defoe has scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances for Sunderland. Leveller. 3 hours ago

7 - Roberto Firmino has been involved in seven goals in his last five Premier League games for @LFC (five goals, two assists). Busy. 3 hours ago

7 - Gabriel Agbonlahor has now had a hand in seven goals in seven Premier League apps versus Norwich City (four goals, three assists). Thorn 3 hours ago

8 - Crystal Palace has scored a league-high eight goals this season from defenders in the Premier League. Threat. 3 hours ago

0 - Norwich City are the only team yet to keep a clean sheet away from home in the Premier League this season. Leak. 4 hours ago

2 - Aston Villa have scored just 2 first half goals in their last 11 Premier League games & Joleon Lescott has scored both of them. Surprise 4 hours ago

3 - Aaron Lennon has scored in three successive competitive appearances for the first time in his career. Glee. 4 hours ago

2 - Jonjo Shelvey has as many assists in 4 Premier League apps for Newcastle this season as he did in 16 apps for Swansea (2). Revitalised. 4 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.