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Alexis Alejandro Sanchez | Forward

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 154

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Alexis Sanchez has shifted his productivity from goal-scorer to goal-creator in recent weeks with an assist against Stoke City and two in the route of Newcastle.
Initially, it was Alexis Sanchez looking very much like a one man team scoring the goals required to keep Arsenal at least within shouting distance of the top four. Over the past few weeks the Chilean has failed to add to his goal total in the Premier League but he has maintained his productivity creating opportunities for his teammates. Sanchez had two assists against the Magpies as well as drawing six fouls leading to a strong overall fantasy showing yet again. Dec 17 - 1:32 PM

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Alexis Sanchez put together another strong outing including an assist but it was his miss, and horrible defending, that doomed Arsenal to three dropped points.

You would have expected Alexis Sanchez, given his sizzling form, to convert a big chance after rounding the goalkeeper. It wasn't a huge talking point at the time because the match was still 3-0 to Stoke but as events unfolded it was clear that Sanchez's miss sentenced the Gunners to a loss rather than a draw. Fantasy managers can be content with another double digit performance but will be left disappointed because it could have been more.
Dec 10 - 9:18 AM

Arsenal picked up a huge three points as Alexis Sanchez came to the rescue again in the 1-0 defeat of third place Southampton.

The two teams traded stretches of dominance throughout the match without managing to score. Arsenal gained a late advantage when Toby Alderweireld was unable to continue after Southampton had exhausted their three substitutions. Arsenal pressed their advantage attacking frequently in the closing minutes only to see Fraser Forster make a series of impressive saves. Finally, it was Sanchez who broke through after Olivier Giroud had a headed attempt blocked out to Aaron Ramsey. The Welshman took the ball to the end line and centered for a waiting Sanchez to fire home for the only goal of a tense match.
Dec 3 - 4:54 PM

Alexis Sanchez may not have come out on top against Manchester United but he continued to delivery for fantasy managers.

Even when he isn't scoring goals, Alexis Sanchez is doing things that managers in most fantasy formats will feel good about. With the exception of the format that is weighted heavily toward goals, assists and clean sheets, Sanchez has been a break out star whether he's scoring in a given match or not. Against United, the Chilean totaled two shots on target, five successful crosses and two corners won on his way to 14 points in the Yahoo format. There aren't many attacking players producing at this level at all, let alone without scoring every week like Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero.
Nov 26 - 11:58 AM

Alexis Sanchez continued his red hot form but Arsenal allowed two late goals and saw the Swans victorious 2-1.

If there is one thing that has gone right for Arsene Wenger it has been the purchase of Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean has been scoring for fun. Unfortunately the things that went wrong - not buying a holding midfielder and reserve center back - bit Arsenal as Swansea scored two goals that could be chalked up to inadequate players in those positions.
Nov 9 - 1:41 PM

Alexis Sanchez has been pouring on the goals with his second straight brace in Arsenal's second consecutive clean sheet win.

Last weekend's pair of goals was more down to Sunderland gifting them to him rather than Sanchez or Arsenal really earning them. This time around, Sanchez earned his brace with exceptional play all afternoon against a well organized Burnley side. Sanchez was knocking at the door all day and was eventually rewarded with a headed goal in the 70th minute. Calum Chambers scored Arsenal's second in rapid succession off of a Danny Welbeck rebound and Sanchez finished off the scoring in stoppage time from a Kieran Gibbs cross. It took the Gunners a long time to break Burnley down but in the end the talent gap was just too much.
Nov 1 - 1:08 PM

Alexis Sanchez is the top forward pick of Week 10 with Burnley visiting the Emirates.

Sanchez is on fire now he's fully settled in to the Premier League, bagging three goals in his last two matches to make it five Premier League goals in eight appearances. Arsenal face bottom side Burnley at home in Week 10, so it would be dangerous to leave the Chilean out of your fantasy side.
Oct 31 - 5:32 AM

Alexis Sanchez capitalized on two horrible Sunderland mistakes for the only goals of a match where Arsenal will be flattered by the 2-0 scoreline.

For the second week in a row Sunderland were in a very giving mood. Arsenal weren't very good on their own but when Sunderland, first in the form of Wes Brown and then in the form of Vito Mannone, gifted Sanchez golden opportunities in alone on net he made no mistake. On either side of halftime the Chilean took a free shot on goal. Other than those Sunderland-generated chances, Arsenal didn't produce much on the day. To add injury to insult, Kieran Gibbs went off with yet another injury, this time apparently to his hip.
Oct 25 - 11:57 AM

Alexis Sanchez can heap more misery on the Sunderland defence in Week 9.

Excellent against Hull last weekend with a goal and assist, and the best player on the pitch in Arsenal's smash-and-grab Champions League win over Anderlecht, we're starting to see the real quality of Sanchez now that the Chilean has adjusted to football in England. Sanchez has pace to burn and loves to shoot on sight, a key trait for the Yahoo game where players are rewarded with fantasy points for shots on target. You can expect the forward to terrorise a Sunderland defence still reeling after conceding eight goals at Southampton last Saturday.
Oct 24 - 5:09 AM

Alexis Sanchez scored a precision free kick to put Arsenal ahead 1-0 in the first half but Southampton scored twice to win at the Emirates and boot Arsenal from the competition.

Arsenal are now down to three competitions for the 2014-15 season after bowing out to red hot Southampton 2-1 at home on Tuesday. Fielding a team that combined youngsters (Hector Bellerin, Isaac Hayden, Francis Coquelin, and Joel Campbell), experienced reserves (Tomas Rosicky, Abou Diaby, Lukas Podolski, and David Ospina) and a couple starters (Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers and Jack Wilshere) Arsenal were a step behind Southampton's mostly full-strength side for much of the match despite being at home. The Gunners had opportunities but Fraser Forester made five saves to secure the win for Ronald Koeman and his side.
Sep 23 - 5:04 PM

Alexis Sanchez continued his strong start to his Arsenal career with his third goal in his last four matches across all competitions for Arsenal.

The Chilean attacker has been exactly what Arsene Wenger hoped he would be. He has brought pace, technique, tenacity, and goals to Arsenal's cause already in this young season. His spectacular volley for Arsenal's second goal was the biggest highlight of his Week 4 performance but his tracking back also saw him will a couple of tackles while also winning four fouls and getting a couple of shots on target. A strong all-around performance in fantasy and reality against top competition.
Sep 15 - 3:20 PM

Alexis Sanchez scored in a second consecutive match but Arsenal couldn't hold the lead for more than two minutes as they drew 1-1 at the King Power Stadium.

Arsenal continued to look tepid in the attack as they dropped two critical points to newly promoted Leicester City with goals by Alexis Sanchez for the Gunners and Leonardo Ulloa for the home side. The Foxes have been strong in their first three matches since returning to the Premier League but Arsenal should have picked up the three points after dominating possession.
Aug 31 - 12:56 PM

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez can be picked up for a bargain price for the match against Leicester.

Withdrawn at half-time against Everton in Week 2, but Sanchez was much improved playing as the main striker in the Champions League victory over Besiktas as he grabbed the goal that took Arsenal through to the group stage. In the absence of the injured Olivier Giroud the Chilean may lead the line again at Leicester and he can be picked up for less than £5million in the Yahoo game.
Aug 29 - 4:51 AM

Alexis Sanchez repaid the majority of his transfer fee when he scored the lone goal of the home and away Champions League qualifying fixture against Besiktas on Wednesday.

It was a nervy time as, for the second time in the two match fixture, Arsenal went down to 10 men as Mathieu Debuchy was sent off for seeing two yellow cards. Before the French international was sent off his fellow new arrival Sanchez scored in first half stoppage time. Sanchez and Debuchy both had chances in the second half to double the lead but neither could convert. After that it was edge-of-seats time as Arsenal defended desperately and eventually saw out a 1-0 win. The theme of the season so far has been "ugly but effective" for Arsenal and that continued today.
Aug 27 - 4:54 PM

Alexis Sanchez's competitive debut for Arsenal was a mixed bag depending on whether you are looking at it in the short term or long term.

Alexis Sanchez scored 9 points in the Yahoo format and 5 points in the format which are both solid results in the short term. The worry, especially in formats that lean on a lot of secondary statistics like successful crosses, shots on target, etc, is that the big driver of Sanchez's solid fantasy outing was an assist. While he did OK with some of the "phantom point" categories, he also committed five fouls which erased any good from his positive phantom points. That he avoided a yellow card was a bit of a miracle after committing five fouls. Definitely something to keep an eye on in future weeks.
Aug 20 - 11:34 AM