2 - Ugo Ehiogu and Laurent Koscielny are the only players to be sent-off on the opening weekend of two Premier League seasons. Fright. 13 hours ago

20 - Since his Premier League debut in January 2013, Loic Remy has scored 20 goals in 40 appearances. Rate. 13 hours ago

17 - Angel Di Maria provided 17 assists in La Liga last season; more than any other player in Europe's big five leagues. Dispensable? 16 hours ago

Do you speak Arabic, live in/near London or Leeds & love football? Come and work with us at Opta. Opportunity. optasports.com/about/getting-… 21 Jul

114 - Only Peter Shilton (125) & David Beckham (115) won more England caps than Steven Gerrard (114). Retired. http://t.co/AKc66wohJG 21 Jul

78% - Borussia Dortmund won 78% of league matches with Mats Hummels last season, compared to just 36% without him. Leader. 21 Jul

27% - Of the players to score 40+ goals across the last 3 Bundesliga seasons, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has the best shot conversion rate. Deadly. 21 Jul

71 - Angel Di Maria (91) was the only Real Madrid player to create more chances than Isco last season in La Liga. Thread. 21 Jul

100 - Didier Drogba scored 100 goals and assisted another 54 in 226 Premier League appearances for @chelseafc between 2004 and 2012. Return? 21 Jul

692 - Dunga's total of 692 passes at the 1994 World Cup is the most recorded in a single tournament (1966-2014). Appointed. 20 Jul

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