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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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BLOG: J1-League leaderboards – a summary of 2018’s standout players so far

As the Japanese top flight resumes following its mid-season break, OptaPro analyses some of the league’s standout performers so far this season.
Posted by Ian Stewart at 00:00

BLOG: How we assign credit in football

Sam Gregory shares an approach that quantifies player involvement in build-up beyond traditional statistics.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: Expected Goals – European leaderboards

OptaPro provides the latest round-up of expected goal leaderboards from across Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: Expected Goals in context

This blog serves as an update of Sam Green's original article that introduced expected goals.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: Assessing defensive impact

In his first blog for OptaPro, Johannes Harkins uses expected goals to analyse the impact of defensive players.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00