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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 didn't contribute a goal or an assist but he scored big on phantom points to make it two big weekends in a row.
Last weekend it was a goal and an assist against Liverpool driving Alexis' fantasy points total. Against Burnley, the final product wasn't there but there was plenty just beneath the surface to make fantasy managers happy. The Chilean contributed three shots on target, suffered four fouls, intercepted three passes, won two tackles, and won a corner. A solid day's work if you're not going to score. Apr 14 - 4:55 PM
Source: Yahoo.com

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Three goals in the final eight minutes of the first half told the story as Arsenal outclassed Liverpool with ease in a 4-1 drubbing.

It was a marquee event with two clubs in fine form but after 37 minutes of feeling each other out, it was the Gunners who opened the floodgates and never looked back. The first goal came when Aaron Ramsey fed Hector Bellerin who made a run into the box. The fullback shook his defender to create space to send a left footed shot past Simon Mignolet. Three minutes later, Mesut Ozil stood behind a free kick after drawing a foul. He too beat Mignolet to his right and scored from the set piece. Ramsey grabbed another assist when a Pool turnover resulted in a quick attack and Ramsey sent a through ball in for Alexis Sanchez who drilled an absolute screamer home, putting the Gunners up 3-0 at the break. They would add a fourth from red hot Olivier Giroud to put the icing on the cake. The only down note was an injury to Laurent Koscielny who appeared to suffer a groin strain.

Alexis Sanchez hasn't been at his best since a late January injury spell but he broke out of his slump in style with a goal and an incisive pass on another in Arsenal's 2-1 win over QPR at Loftus Road.

Sanchez was lively for the entire match and his goal was a just reward for an impressive assault. QPR were competitive in the first half but didn't come out of the dressing room well and saw Arsenal score rapid-fire goals in the 64th and 69th minutes. Things got a little nervous down the stretch as poor defending from Laurent Koscielny and Kieran Gibbs gave Charlie Austin a chance to score that he capitalized on from just outside the box.
Mar 4 - 4:38 PM

Alexis Sanchez was Arsenal's best player for most of the first half but he has failed to regain that form after returning from injury.

Arsenal have been playing well in the Premier League in 2015 despite getting sub-par production from their Chilean talisman. Fantasy managers and supporters alike have to be wondering if Sanchez is still suffering from "running in the red" through the first half or this is just a temporary blip. Coming off World Cup obligations over the summer and a heavy first half workload, it isn't unreasonable to think that Sanchez will fail to live up to his first half production over the season's back stretch. It might be time to cash out with a trade in single ownership formats that are season-long.
Source: Yahoo.com
Feb 25 - 9:33 PM

Alexis Sanchez returned to the Arsenal starting line-up after picking up a knee injury in the match against Leicester City.

There were questions about whether Sanchez would be fit enough to start given that he suffered swelling in his knee following the 2-1 win over the Foxes in mid-week. That he started and looked like himself will be encouraging for Arsene Wenger as he looks forward to the resumption of the Champions League on Wednesday and the Premier League run-in starting next weekend. Sanchez has been Arsenal's best and most consistent player and losing him for any amount of time would have significantly hampered their ambitions on three fronts (Champions League, FA Cup, and Top Four in the Premier League).
Feb 16 - 10:00 AM

Arsene Wenger has hinted that Alexis Sanchez may be rested for this afternoons’ FA Cup fifth round tie against Middlesborough at the Emirates Stadium.

The Chilean picked up a minor knee injury during the win over Leicester City on Tuesday and is rated as 50-50 but the Arsenal manager also revealed that Sanchez "may not be playing at the same intensity" suggesting fatigue may be a factor in his first Premier League campaign. The Gunners will also check on defender Laurent Koscielny [shoulder] while the home side are expected to make changes. Gabriel Paulista and Krystian Bielik are in line to make their debuts while Jack Wilshere returned to full training this week after almost 3 months out and Serge Gnabry was involved for the under-21s on Monday after struggling for the past 11 months with a knee problem.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 15 - 9:06 AM

Fantasy football fans and Arsenal supporters can breathe a huge collective sigh of relief as initial reports regarding the knee injury which forced the returning Alexis Sanchez off against Leicester City suggest the problem doesn't look to be anything sinister.

By his own admission Sanchez felt he could continue following a heavy Matthew Upson challenge but given the Chilean’s recent hamstring issue Wenger decided to err on the side of caution and replace his leading scorer midway through the second half. Post-match the Gunners boss was able to confirm Sanchez took a kick to knee and although he will be assessed there is an expectation that the winger will be available next time out. A greater concern however is the loss of Aaron Ramsey to a hamstring injury, the problem is "not good" and could mean an extended period on the sidelines. Fortunately Arsenal are well-stocked in that department with Jack Wilshere back in full training and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain expected to return within two weeks.
Feb 11 - 7:57 AM

Arsene Wenger has announced that Alexis Sanchez has been passed fit for Arsenal's Week 25 match with Leicester City.

The Chilean has missed Arsenal's last two matches with a hamstring injury. Arsene Wenger talked about how difficult it was to keep Sanchez out of the line-up against Spurs and it stands to reason that keeping him out again will be even more difficult. Given the opponent and the venue, it might be wisest to give Sanchez another match off but the bet here is that Wenger bows to the player's wishes and restores him to the starting line-up. It will be very interesting to see who of Ozil, Cazorla, Welbeck or Ramsey makes way for Arsenal's best player.
Source: Arsenal.com
Feb 9 - 2:18 PM

Alexis Sanchez has not recovered sufficiently from the hamstring complaint that kept him out of the 5-0 win over Aston Villa and will also miss the Week 24 match with Spurs as a result.

Arsene Wenger was going to be facing a very tough line-up choice with Sanchez, Walcott, Ozil and Cazorla all vying for three spots. With Sanchez out another week, Arsene Wenger will be without his best player for a huge match but on last weekend's evidence, he won't be too concerned given that the three healthy players - Walcott, Ozil and Cazorla - registered three goals and three assists between them. Wenger indicated that Sanchez is already training but just isn't far enough along to participate this week. A Week 25 return seems very likely.
Source: Arsenal.com
Feb 5 - 11:07 AM

Arsene Wenger has indicated that Alexis Sanchez has a hamstring concern and could miss Arsenal's Week 23 match with Aston Villa at the Emirates.

Alexis Sanchez has played a lot across all competitions this season coming off of a busy summer at the World Cup. The fact that he has a hamstring issue that could cause him to miss a match shouldn't be surprising. Arsene Wenger hasn't ruled the player out yet but has indicated that there won't be any decision made until after salary cap league transfer deadlines have expired for Week 23. The safe bet is to exclude him from your roster or at least have a strong bench option in place. For single ownership formats, the concern is that you will need a replacement from either the Arsenal vs. Villa match or the Southampton vs. Swansea match as all other matches will have taken place before Sanchez's fate is known.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Jan 29 - 10:58 AM

Alexis Sanchez put on a world class display, assisting the opening goal then scoring twice, as Arsenal got back on track with a convincing 3-0 win over Stoke City.

As good as Sanchez has been since his arrival to the Emirates, today may have been his finest performance yet. Arsenal in general completely controlled the match and Sanchez helped them grab the opener by sending a cross to an unmarked Laurent Koscielny who headed it home. Later in the half, Sanchez played a 1-2 with Tomas Rosicky and Alexis nimbly slotted past Asmir Begovic at the near post. The game was well in hand by then but Sanchez added another goal, his eleventh of the season to go with seven assists, when he smashed a free kick through the Stoke wall and Begovic let it squirt past him. Sanchez owners are dancing in the streets. For the unfortunate few who didn't have him, today showed why he cannot be overlooked. The Gunners leapfrog Spurs to fifth in the table but face a tough test next week at the Ethiad. No matter, you are starting Sanchez.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 11 - 10:35 AM

Arsene Wenger is surely pressing his luck by continuing to start Alexis Sanchez for every match as he weathers injuries elsewhere in the squad.

Sunday saw Alexis Sanchez play his fourth match in ten days and showed no signs of fatigue as he scored one and assisted on the other as Arsenal moved on with a 2-0 over Hull City. The rematch of last season's FA Cup Final saw Arsenal win relatively easily against an injury-ravaged Hull City side leaving many to wonder why Sanchez wasn't rested given his incredible usage rate thus far this season. Wenger indicated that Sanchez is fit saying "Sanchez recovers very quickly and he doesn't look in our tests to have any fatigue problem." Still, it would seem prudent to give him a break sooner rather than later given how important the Chilean has been thus far.
Jan 5 - 10:21 AM

Alexis Sanchez was all over the pitch winning a penalty, having it saved, scoring Arsenal's first and then assisting on their second in a 2-1 Boxing Day win over QPR.

It was a little bit of everything from Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal on Boxing Day. Sanchez was very good drawing a penalty, scoring a goal and getting an assist. On the down side, Giroud was sent off for a rash headbutt on Nedum Onuoha and Sanchez saw a weak penalty saved by Robert Green. Arsenal also conceded a late penalty that Charlie Austin scored to make the final ten minutes tense at the Emirates.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 02:24:00 PM

Alexis Sanchez is expected to be rested at some point in time during the congested holiday period.

Sanchez has been deemed fatigued in recent weeks and that likely won't see him playing all three games over the next week. The Arsenal forward has been in hot form in the past few months and will be missed when he rests but the return Olivier Giroud will make everything a bit easier for the Gunners. We would recommend checking the starting lineups here on Rotoworld before firing up Sanchez in leagues where you can make changes up until kickoff.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 08:01:00 PM

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.
Source: Yahoo.com
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 01:32:00 PM