Leeds United v Fulham ratings

HERE are the ratings for Leeds United's players in this afternoon's home Premier League opener against Fulham.

Marcelo Bielsa.

Meslier. Trademark distribution. Went the right way for Mitrovic's penalty, but it was struck fiercely. Conceded three goals, but had little protection at times. 6

Ayling: After his excellent performance against Mane, Ayling found it rather more uncomfortable at times. Especially in the second half. 6

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Koch. Talk about eventful. Nearly scored in the first half, made a key block and gave away a penalty for the second successive game. Troubled in the final half-hour as Fulham pushed 5

Cooper. Will not have been happy with the way Mitrovic got above him for Fulham's third. Conceding three goals at home is never good. 5.

Dallas. Got through plenty of work. On the restart in second half, it was harder going. 6

Phillips. Dispossessed by Anguissa in the build-up to Fulham's second goal. Provided order before the hosts' near implosion in the last half-hour. 6.

Costa. Looked up for it all game and produced two emphatic, brilliant finishes. 9

Klich. Cool-as-you like penalty to his season's tally to two already and a lovely assist for Bamford's goal. Super top-flight start. 8

Rodrigo. Propelled into the starting line-up in a deep-lying role after Hernandez's withdrawal. One or two nice touches, but still acclimatising after his big money move. 6

Harrison. Not as devastating as he was last week, but still produced some nice moments as Leeds came to the party again. 7

Bamford. His presence induced Bryan's indiscretion. Scored one fantastic goal and provided a beautiful assist for Costa's second. 9

Substitutes: Tyler Roberts. Came on for Rodrigo at the interval. Did not have a major impact. 6

Gjanni Alioski (Bamford 70). Went close to scoring. 6.

Not used: Caprile, Poveda, Struijk, Shackleton, Bogusz.

Fulham: Areola; Tete, Hector, Odoi, Bryan; Reed (Lemina 70); Anguissa; Kamara (Kebano 58), Onomah (Cordova-Reid 58), Cavaleiro; Mitrovic. Substitutes unused: Rodak, Cairney, Knockaert, Ream.