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JOB: Leicester City is recruiting a Head of Football Analytics. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th Novemb… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

Inside @gloucesterrugby – OptaPro gets behind-the-scenes insights from the Premiership club’s performance analysis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

4.9 – the xG overperformance of Serie A top scorer Krzysztof Piątek this season. The Polish striker is also the 2nd… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

JOBS: Positions in the data science team at OptaPro are available. Location is flexible (Perform Content has office… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 Nov

Heracles have adapted their playing style in @eredivisie this season, which has resulted in an increase in attackin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Nov

BLOG: Following their strong start to the @eredivisie season, OptaPro evaluates how Heracles have adapted their pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 Nov

In this @BBCSport feature, Scottish Rugby’s lead performance analyst @gavinvaughan1 provides an insight into opposi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 31 Oct

In this article for @SkySports, @ghostgoal applies Opta data and the sequence framework to provide a detailed analy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 30 Oct

PODCAST: The latest episode of Thee At The Back explores academy analysis at Arsenal, creating a culture that encou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 26 Oct

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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