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Alexis Sanchez 2018-19 Performances

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5.1 Average rating
27 Appearances
2 Goals
5 Assists
2 Yellow cards
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  1. Feb 4, 2019

    kundalini Full Member

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    If you look at his shot map for Arsenal (bottom of the page), https://understat.com/player/498 you can see that the vast majority of his goals came from shots taken from a central position, typically inside the width of the posts, or marginally outside. He scored tons of goals inside the 6 yard box, and quite a few centrally just inside the area. While he took a lot of shots from wide left, very few resulted in goals. He also scored a few free-kicks from just outside the area, typically inside the D.

    For Arsenal he averaged between 3.59 and 4.12 shots per 90 mins over his last 3.5 PL seasons. At United 1.62 last season and 2.28 this season. Key passes per 90 at Arsenal were between 2.17 and 2.49 apart from his last 6 months, when they were 3.04. At United 2.22 last season and 2.73 so far this season. His expected assists per 90 mins this season is surprisingly high at 0.47. Last season for United it was 0.21. At Arsenal it fell between 0.25 and 0.32 during his last 3.5 PL seasons.

    In the FA Cup games this season he scored from his only shot against Arsenal and had one key pass. Against Reading one shot and one assist, no other key passes.

    If you compare with Martial. Under Solskjaer Martial averages marginally less than 2 shots per 90 mins. For the whole PL season he is at 1.99 shots per 90 mins. Last season 2.78, the season before 2.43.

    So in effect, we have bought a player whose physical peak was probably when he was 26-28, then asked him to perform a role that looks similar on paper to his Arsenal role but in reality makes it far more difficult for him to score the type of goals he was used to scoring.
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    Exactly. We should flog him to China for £30m while people still remember his Arsenal days. A club there will easily pay him £600k\week. Fecking Oscar of Chelsea fame is getting £400k\week
  3. Feb 4, 2019

    ash_86 Full Member

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    I don't know how long we can keep excusing him. I'm yet to see him take 1 game by scruff of the neck and deliver the performance he was supposed to deliver.
  4. Feb 4, 2019

    billybee99 New Member

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    And you're a known Lingard lover/fanboy whom I'm sure is about to tell us about Jesse's movement and great work rate. I'll solve your little debate by saying that, as usual, they were both shite.
  5. Feb 4, 2019

    MoskvaRed Full Member

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    We bought Sanchez as a genuine top level game changer, to provide the sort of moments of brilliance we see from Pogba. Instead he now gets credit for being average rather than awful.
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    Verminator Full Member

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    True. Some of the mental gymnastics to quieten critics is baffling.
  7. Feb 4, 2019

    Macedonian Red New Member

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    Lukaku can play right only in derby matches, when we play on counter atacks. I cant see what he can to offer vs small teams who defends with 10 players.
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  8. Feb 5, 2019

    Cnaiür urs Skiötha Full Member

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    I cannot really think of us buying a player where the expectation and the pleasant anticipation of seeing him play and the actual performances have been farther apart.
    A player that a few months ago many football fans would have put into their world 11 looks completely useless these days.

    We urgently need a RW as neither Alexis nor Lingard, Mata or Lukaku are good enough for that position. This is a shame as it seems that with Rashford, Martial and Pogba we otherwise have a great attacking line.
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    Feb 9, 2019

    Fracture90 Full Member

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    Good came, some nice ball interception, created a chance for himself, unlucky not to have scored. OK cameo but his wages are a burden.
  10. Feb 9, 2019

    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    He looked as sharp as I've seen him here tbh. Should've scored his chance, but baby steps with him...
  11. Feb 9, 2019

    Raw Full Member

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    Thought he looked sharp when he came on, should have scored though.

    It'd be nice to keep him as a bench option but his wages are too crazy for that.
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    Verminator Full Member

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    I thought he was fecking awful.
    How low do you have to set your standards to find something positive to say?
  13. Feb 9, 2019

    RussellWilson Full Member

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    I think if we move on from Lukaku he should be our back up striker to Rashford.
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    Mcking Full Member

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    He looked sharp. Could have gotten a goal and an assist.
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    Vanrouge Full Member

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    He was very good today.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    He looked very sharp and hungry. He certainly isn't a sulker. Wish he scored.
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    Ban Full Member

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    Lively today.
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    POF Full Member

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    It was a real shame he didn't finish that chance. He's looking sharp but a goal or 2 would really help his confidence.
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    Red Royal New Member

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    Absolutely should have buried that chance a d xaused more problems to a tired poor defence. Maybe he moved himself ahead of Lukaku as best option off the bench.
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    kiristao Full Member

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    Played decently well. Looks short on confidence. Needs a couple of goals to go in.
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    Ban Full Member

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    I think too much is made out of his wages.
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    Yorkeontop Full Member

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    I don't expect the old Alexis to ever return.
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    Fracture90 Full Member

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    I think he's making too much with his wages :lol:
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    roseguy64 Full Member

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    Looked decent enough today. Best he's done for a while.
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    Ban Full Member

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    Yeah but it's not such a burden, club will survive. :D
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    Bobcat Full Member

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    Tbf i had alrady written him off, but that was quite good actually. Shame he missed that chance, but very well from him from creating it
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    Fracture90 Full Member

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    It's already proving to be quite a burden when it comes to negotiating new deals druže :(
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    zenith Full Member

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    Looked good today. Even though the explosive pace is gone, he still has his touch and vision which can be more than adequate quality in a center forward.
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    drmuji Full Member

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    Are we talking about the same match. He missed a clear one on one and then later missed another chance. If we are going to compare him for performances then we should compare him with the man he replaced. And no way he had the same impact
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    Ban Full Member

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    We must give new deals to our best players who should get high salaries anyway. Not as high as Alexis or course. I get your point though.
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    Nah, he was good. Should've scored though.
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    littleman Full Member

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    Dude you’re awful. At least he created a one on one opportunity. Lukaku was balls
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    tenpoless Full Member

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    No idea how He didn't score.
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    MadDogg Full Member

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    He was decent, which is better than he has been for a while. Hopefully it's the start of his improvement (unfortunately that's not the first time I've said that).
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    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    He is looking better and better. I am boring with that but when we will see him on the right?
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    Verminator Full Member

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    Finally someone who saw it similar to me.
    He came on and lost the ball by running straight into defenders, missed a 1 on 1 under no pressure , over hit a simple pass to Lukaku.
    If this was over 90 mins but he was otherwise good, then fair enough, but this was only 15 mins(?)

    What did he do that people think was good?
    Not get sent off?
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots Scout

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    Strange game today when he came on. Very involved and definitely to wanted to contribute but lacked end product, apart from that nice cross to McTominay.
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    My biggest problem with Sanchez is that he only plays on the left. And he always takes up the positions Pogba likes to take up. As soon as he gets the ball, he always goes south east.
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    littleman Full Member

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    You’re just changing between accounts.. it’s not someone else seeing similar to you :lol::lol:

    Good movement
    Good awareness
    Sharp looking
    Hungry

    Those go a long way. Output isn’t there yet but it looks more promising than Shitkaku
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    Bola New Member

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    I thought the same. He looked bright and was always ready to receive (and mostly retain) the ball, but no real killer passes and poor finishing on that 1v1

    To be fair, United were cruising in the 2nd and were content to pass it about their box with no real penetration, so I won't hold it against him.

    Steadily improving since injury, but I'd still start Matial ahead of him on the left. I'd like to see him tried on the right at some point (tiday would have been ideal instead of Mata), as I'm not 100% convinced by Lingard as the starter
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