Had very little to do in the hosts' goal, with his only real save of note coming in the first half from Griezmann's shot.
Slightly lucky to escape with a handball early in the second period but other than that moment was barely troubled by the quiet Vela.
Wasn't quite the attacking force down the right-hand side that he can be but helped put Pardo and Angel under pressure on the Sociedad left. Almost headed into his own net early in the second half.
A solid display at the back was capped by a fine header to seal the points and the hosts' ascension to the top of La Liga table.
Won the ball to set up the opening goal in a showing that meant the hosts never missed Filipe Luis. A constant threat in forward areas.
Helped set a platform from which the hosts could build their attacks. Only real sight of goal saw him head wide early on from a corner.
Mazy run and shot towards the end of the first half was one of the few sightings of the midfielder before he was replaced in the second period.
Was at the heart of a lot of Atletico's best play and picked himself up an assist with a pinpoint corner for Miranda's goal.
Played some excellent through-balls as he led the side outstandingly. Always looked to drive his team forward despite stepping back from set piece duties.
Broke the deadlock with steered finish at the near post. Saw evening cut short just before halftime after picking up an injury.
Unlucky to see his early effort saved before his cross set up Villa's opener. Marked excellent display with fine run and finish.
Unfortunate to concede four goals as he was excellent under the high ball and made a fantastic late save to deny Garcia.
Was shrugged off far too easily by Costa in early moments and never really recovered as the striker ran riot. Shot wide at the other end.
Caused a threat from attacking set pieces but was all over the place at the back. Booked late on before he ended up sat on the ground as Diego found the net.
Lost the ball in his own half as Villa opened the scoring before he played Costa onside for the second. A very poor showing.
Lost the ball far too often on the left-hand side, though Juanfran and Sosa struggled to take advantage. Never got forward to support attacks.
Saw much of the game pass him by as he struggled to see much of the ball in an attacking sense.
Booked early on and he never got going thereafter. Was eventually replaced as the visitors chased an equalizer.
Did his best to protect his defense and until late on did a fairly good job. Was overrun once Diego began to pull the strings.
Failed to shield Angel effectively and too was guilty of surrendering possession on plenty of occasions. A poor display.
Saw first-half shot parried by Courtois in an otherwise quiet showing from the Frenchman. Eventually substituted once the game was lost.
Never stopped running despite being isolated for much of the first half. Looked much better when dropping deeper after the break.