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In his debut blog for OptaPro, data scientist @WillTGM analyses central defender passing trends in the Premier Leag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jan

VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 16 Jan

Fantastic to have @WillTGM join the team. We'll be publishing Will's first blog for OptaPro this week, which explor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Jan

Valuing passes – @GarryGelade considers how passing performance can be evaluated using a Pass Reward model. Vision. optasportspro.com/about/interest… 10 Jan

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How Liverpool built a potential champion

In an article for FiveThirtyEight, Michael Caley applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool in the lead-up to the Champions League final.

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Doing one thing well: standout statistics ahead of the European club semi-finals

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward (@SaturdayonCouch) explores the standout statistics to analyse teams ahead of this season’s Champions League and Europa League semi-finals.

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Chewing on the Champions League

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward (@SaturdayOnCouch) analyses deep completions and passing patterns in this season’s Champions League.

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