Christopher Antwi is a professional footballer from Ghana who has been playing for the German Bundesliga club VfL Bochum. The 29–year–old midfielder is a key figure in Bochum‘s fight for survival in the Bundesliga. Antwi began his career in Ghana with the Ghanaian Premier League club, Aduana Stars, before moving to Israel to play for Hapoel Beer Sheva. From there, he moved to Germany, joining Bochum. Antwi quickly became a fan favourite at Bochum and has been a regular starter since his arrival. He has been an integral part of the team and has contributed to their success in the Bundesliga. Antwi is known for his strong defensive skills and his ability to win back possession quickly. He is also an excellent passer and has shown an ability to read the game, making him a valuable asset to Bochum. We now look at some of his stats for Bochum in the Bundesliga.
The Ghanian’s overall performance in 2022/23
Christopher Antwi usually plays as a left-winger, but he can also assume the role of a right-sided winger based on the team’s needs. The viz above shows the percentile rank of the player’s stats from the current Bundesliga season compared to other right-wingers. Antwi has a decent rank in metrics like goal contribution, dribbles, and defensive and aerial duels contested per 90 minutes. Another area where he has an above-average rank is in winning defensive duels. The player has scope for improvement in terms of overall passing and possession stats. Still, given that his side does not average much possession, Antwi can contribute by providing more finesse.
Antwi in attack
The above viz depicts the shot map of Christopher Antwi from Bundesliga 2022/23. The attacking midfielder has scored twice with an xG value of 1.62. He scored at a rate of 0.19 goals per match while averaging an xG rate of 0.15. He took 14 shots and scored two goals from inside the penalty box, with a few of his attempts coming from long range. Brekalo averages 1.34 shots per game with a 28.6% accuracy.
In addition to scoring goals, Antwi has exhibited the key quality of producing goal-scoring opportunities for others. He provided four assists this season, with an xA tally of 2.16 and an average per-match xA value of 0.38. The Ghanaian international attempted 19.59 passes per match with 66.7% accuracy. The viz above depicts the numerous shot opportunities created by the player in various positions across the pitch this season, including from corner deliveries. He averages 2.88 passes into the penalty area with 52.3% accuracy.
Progression up the pitch
Atnwi is productive for his side on the left. According to the above viz for his winger actions in Bundesliga 2022/23, he performs actions in the final third down the left flank.Additionally, he is a versatile player who has also adapted to playing on the right wing and has been successful in penetrating opponents. He is a successful dribbler and attempts 5.86 dribbles on average with a 50.8% completion rate. He averages 3.36 crosses per 90 minutes.
It can be seen in the second visual that he has made a total of 37 penetrating carries into the opponent’s penalty area so far and made darting runs into the final third. He makes 2.02 progressive runs per 90 minutes and averages 2.31 touches in the penalty area.
Antwi’s contributions to the defence
The above viz shows the defensive territory of the player. It indicates that Antwi is involved in a lot of defensive actions in the defensive and middle thirds. He covers an entire flank of the field in terms of his defensive territory and has made a couple of interceptions near his corner as well. Overall, he has a win percentage of 60.7% for defensive duels and contests 5.86 on average. Additionally, he takes part in 3.84 aerial duels per 90, winning only 20% of them. He also makes interceptions inside the box as well as in his defensive third. Antwi makes 2.21 interceptions and 3.55 recoveries per match, of which 56.8% are in the opponent’s half.
Experience and versatility
It can be seen in the visual that he has made a total of 172 penetrating carries into the opponent’s penalty area over the last three Bundesliga seasons and made darting runs into the final third. It can be seen that the player is extremely versatile and can adapt to different positions at the top. He also has a lot of experience playing in Germany, and with his ability to create threats down the field, he has a lot of pressure on him to provide for Bochum in their current season.
Overall, Antwi’s leadership and tenacity have been instrumental in Bochum’s fight for survival in the Bundesliga. Thanks to his efforts, Bochum still have a chance to achieve their goal of staying in the top tier of German football. It is clear that Christopher Antwi has been a huge part of Bochum’s campaign and is a key figure in their fight for survival. He is a great example of how a player from a different country can make a big impact on a club and help them achieve their goals.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine