Caio Henrique is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Ligue 1 side Monaco, either as a left-back or a midfielder. At only 25 years of age, he has already made a name for himself in Europe‘s top leagues, having played in Serie A and now in the French Ligue 1. He has been an integral part of the Monaco team, playing in a variety of positions. He has been deployed as a left–back, centre–back, defensive midfielder, and even a left winger. Caio Henrique‘s versatility has been a great asset to Monaco. His ability to play in various positions has allowed the team to adjust their formation according to the opposition and their tactical plans. He has been a key player in Monaco‘s success this season, helping them reach a top–four spot in the league. He has also been able to join the attack, using his powerful runs down the left flank to create chances for his teammates. Below are some of the stats for the player from Ligue 1.
The above viz shows the percentile rank of the player’s stats in comparison to the other players featuring as left-backs in the current season of Ligue 1. We can observe that Caio dominates in terms of goal contributions per 90 minutes. He performs fairly in terms of the possession department, ranking above the 70 percentile for pass attempts, progressive passes, and received passes. The player has a decent rank under attacking indicators like expected goal contributions and touches in the opponent’s penalty area. Finally, a few areas where he can improve are contesting and winning aerial duels.
Caio with the ball
The above viz illustrates the player’s pass map from all games played in Ligue 1 in 2022–2033. It can be observed that the left back shows high passing intensity on the left flank, particularly in the middle third. Currently, Henrique averages 45.28 passes per match with 82% accuracy and also receives 33.05 passes from teammates. He also averages 1.22 touches in the opposition’s penalty area and makes 1.88 progressive runs per match.
As a left-back, Caio’s role is to provide an option to attack and transition through the wings in a free-flowing manner. As seen in the viz above, he makes crucial contributions in the final third and midfield by releasing progressive passes down wide channels and into the penalty box. Henrique averages 17.67 forward passes per 90 minutes and has a 72.9% accuracy rate. These include 6.7 passes to the final third with a 73.7% accuracy rate and 2.3 passes to the opposition’s penalty box with a 49% accuracy rate.
He has provided seven assists for Monaco this term and has a total xA of 3.8. From the shot assist viz. above, it can be observed that most of the chances he created were through corners or through passes into the box. Overall, the player averages 0.33 assists per match and has played a major role in creating big chances.
Apart from his contributions while advancing forward, Caio Henrique also makes a significant contribution when his team is out of possession. The viz above shows the player’s average defensive territory from the current Ligue 1 season. He positions himself around the defensive third and covers a lot of ground in the defensive and middle third, as evidenced by the numerous defensive actions and interceptions performed in that area of the pitch.
Caio Henrique has also committed a few fouls and currently gives up 0.56 fouls per match. The 25-year-old averages 2.77 interceptions per match and puts high pressure on the opposition’s midfield region and the final third. He does so by making 7.36 recoveries per 90, with 22.9% of them in the opponent’s half. Furthermore, the player contests 7.87 defensive duels and 1.13 aerial duels per match. Overall, Caio wins 53.2% of duels contested on average.
Creating chances for his teammates
In his last two seasons so far in Ligue 1 with Monaco, Caio has provided 11 assists. He has been more of a left-wing back who plays box-to-box and gives the team support in front of the goal and composure down the left flank. Overall, he has accumulated an xA of 8.63. From the shot assist viz. above, it can be observed that his assists have come through penetrative and progressive passes into the box as well as cutbacks into the box. His ability to create goal-scoring chances and provide dangerous passes is one of his major strengths.
In conclusion, Caio Henrique‘s performance for Monaco this season has been impressive, and his versatility has proven to be a great asset to the team. His form has been one of the key factors in Monaco‘s success this season, and he could be an important player for the team in the future.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine