Aston Villa player ratings vs Fulham as star man gets 9
Aston Villa's player ratings following the 3-1 over Fulham.
A fairly quiet afternoon for the stopper. Produced a brilliant save to deny Jimenez early on, but had no chance with second-half consolation.
Easy afternoon 7
A constant outlet throughout the game down the right-hand side and was defensively sound keeping Fulham quiet with some strong tackles.
It’s surely a case of when and not it the defender will get a warranted England call. Another powerful display, despite being booked late for time-wasting.
Distribution was excellent throughout; his technique is flawless and is now very comfortable in Emery’s system after taking time to settle in initially.
Floats under the radar at times, but has quietly pulled together a string of strong performances, defensively sound and used the ball well.
Took his goal superbly, a left-footed stunner from distance, enjoying another excellent campaign and a pivotal presence throughout.
Star man 9
Solid if not spectacular, but that is the role he’s in the side for. Kamara won’t hit the headlines every week, but is a key player in this team.
Luiz Showed exactly why he’s been included in the Brazil squad with another excellent display. No attacking returns, but his touch was flawless throughout and didn’t give Fulham a sniff.
One of his best starts for Villa and worked well down the left. Covered plenty of ground, but fitness still needs to improve, tired in the second-half.
Two assists before being replaced by Bailey. The forward is understanding his role in this side, but still slightly wasteful at times, needs to work on that element to his game.
Felt like his goal was never going to come, but Bailey put the third on a plate. Very much deserved and was a constant threat throughout, incredible form.
Deserved goal 8
Leon Bailey (for Diaby, 62), 7. Subs not used: Olsen, Traore, Moreno, Chambers, Lenglet, Zaniolo, Dendoncker, Duran.