Fine diving save to deny Benteke in the closing stages, but wasn't able to display his skills given Villa's toothlessness.
Defended stoically when called upon but had little to do. Proved a threat from set-pieces.
Got forward towards the end of the first half but struggled at times with the pace and touch of Agbonlahor.
Decent in the air against Benteke and had a reasonably quiet game.
Off-colour and hesitant in the early stages but grew into the game as it unfolded. Defended resolutely and provided an option going forward.
Grew into the game in the second half and put in an encouraging showing. Spurned a guilt-edged opportunity in the early stages to open the scoring, however, but an accomplishes performance nonetheless.
Lively in the opening stages and proved a menace down the left flank. Constantly a thorn in the Bacuna's side and earned his team a penalty that saw them double their lead.
Produced the archetype display of a complete midfielder. Solid defensively to smother Villa's passing game and notched the all-important opener.
Good industry in midfield and clean, crisp passing to keep things ticking over. Pressed well and produced an energetic performance that belied his age.
Sat back and absorbed pressure with aplomb. Rarely wasteful in possession and provided an ideal anchor to the Fulham midfield.
A masterclass display from the mercurial Bulgarian. Languid at times, but more than made up for it with his deft touch and fantastic vision. Provided the assist for the first goal before coolly slotting home the penalty.
Good stop in the opening moments to keep the score level and was called on several times by his side's lacklustre defending. Let himself down with a moment of madness early in the second half but was saved by the post.
Largely blameless for both goals and spared his side's blushes with a fantastic block on the line to keep the scores level. Weak going forward, however.
Not entirely culpable for his side's defensive frailty and put in a spirited performance. Ultimately, however, he failed to stem the tide of Fulham attacks in the first half.
Conspicuous through his anonymity for vast stretches of the game. Failed lived up the promise of his last performance.
Did reasonably well considering he hadn't played since New Year's day but failed to live up to the admittedly high standards set by the injured Ron Vlaar.
K. El Ahmadi
Put in the effort but was overrun by Fulham's three-man midfield. Withdrawn at half-time for tactical reasons.
A nightmare performance. Responsible for both goals; first by allowing Sidwell to sneak in behind him to open the scoring before clumsily felling Kacaniklic as he bore down on goal to give away the penalty.
Lacked the physicality to cope with Berbatov, Karagounis and Sidwell and didn't offer much in the way of attack. Wasteful set-piece delivery in promising spells of the game.
Chances were in scant supply for the Belgian, but could do nothing about the inadequacy of the service. Lacked his customarily clinical touch in front of goal, however, and was short of energy and explosiveness throughout.
Struggled to find a foothold in the game with his side pinned back into their own half. Wasteful with the ball when he got it, but not entirely culpable for his side's shortcoming.
Looked lively on the left flank and got the better of Riether a couple of times but, like Weimann, wasn't given the opportunity to make his mark on the game.