The Beautiful Science is an investigative multimedia project looking to discover the future of sports science in football.

As the 21st century has progressed the influence of science across elite sports has grown and grown. Whilst football was not been the first or the fastest to integrate sports science methods, today it is viewed as the marginal gains required to be a success at the elite level.

But what next and is it all a step too far?

The Beautiful Science attempts to identify the direction that sports science will go in football over the coming years and if it is taking the romance out of the beautiful game.