Slideshow: More creations from Giles Revell

Giles Revell has created a variety of images of other football matches using data extracted from the game

As this summer’s transfer season gets under way, the use of statistics is transforming the world’s biggest sport. Simon Kuper writes about Football’s hidden revolution.

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