Leeds United - Phil Hay's season player ratings: Who starred and who flopped in the regular season?

Leeds United are preparing themselves for the Championship play-offs after Marcelo Bielsa guided the club to a third place finish - but how have we rated the players this season?

Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 10:33 am
Leeds ratings

Our Phil Hay's hands out the scores for the campaign following the close of the regular season - so who starred and who flopped under the Argentine?

The problem when you descend on the Championship from the Bernabeu is that everyone expects you to be dynamite. Hes been less sensational than that, although not as bad in the main as he was at Ipswich. 6/10
It has to be said that Leeds defending has not been any better with him out of the team. You can see what Bielsa likes about Casilla but his initial first choice did him a good turn. 7/10
Made one appearance against Bristol City and was helped by them going down to 10 men but having been dropped in the deep end without much warning, he earned pass marks comfortably. 7/10

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Went through a noticeable dip around Christmas but has come out the other side of that and is one player in form at the right time. Not on a par with his first season here, but decent. 7/10
A little strange that Bielsa hasnt felt tempted to used him more. Looks ready, rounded and full of running, and has rarely been found wanting. 7/10
Has had a difficult few weeks but over the course of the season, was good enough to merit consideration for the Championships team-of-the-year. Has felt more like a team player. 8/10
He and Kalvin Phillips have undergone the biggest changes with Bielsa as head coach and Coopers passing has improved drastically. People in the club speak highly of his captaincy too. An excellent year. 9/10
This could have been a great campaign for him but injury has ruined it and with Dallas in at left-back, he might not get much of a sniff in the play-offs. 6/10
How long he would have coped with first-team football is difficult to say but he didnt look fazed by an opportunity which came at him quickly and hes one to watch. 7/10
A disappointment if truth be told. Came with a stellar reputation from Wolves but Leeds havent seen enough of his strengths and injuries have been a problem too. 6/10
Frustrating as a left winger but much more effective on the left side of defence, even if the quality of his deliveries was still lacking. A workrate to match all others. 7/10
Villa away was a severe baptism and Davis grew into that match gradually. Bielsa is probably asking a bit much of him too soon but Davis has the look of a good prospect. 6/10
Youll do well to remember his appearances, including one where he was subbed on and subbed off again. Safe to say that he wasnt someone Bielsa felt he needed. 5/10
Utility work for him all season and finds himself at left-back now. Its never quite clear where Dallas fits best but Bielsa tends to get steady shifts from him. 6/10
EFL team-of-the-year nominee, YEP player of the year and the most improved footballer in Bielsas squad. One of the Argenitians specific projects and has big things ahead of him in this form. 9/10
Stop, start for him after a broken foot in the summer and hasnt been able to settle into one specific role. Has had good games, though, and none better than Derby at home. 7/10
Is this the best season of his career? Only he can say but Hernandez has never produced goals or assists at this rate. It is sometimes easy to overlook the extent to which this team lean on him. 9/10
Played for 14 minutes in a game at Stoke which was going wrong and really, what can anyone glean from that? His Under-23s performance show a lot of promise. 5/10
Indicative of all three loans from Chelsea. Barely played and when he did, it was easy to understand why he couldnt get a game. Hard to think of one positive point. 2/10
Ever-present in the Championship, which takes some doing, but didnt manage to bottle the inspiration he oozed in the first three months. That said, his high points have been memorable. 8/10
Has been a different player since collapsing at Middlesbrough, less confident and sure of himself. But his knack of changing games was valuable to Bielsa around Christmas. 7/10
A promising first full season for Roberts, considering that he is still 19. Came up with a few valuable goals while Roofe and Bamford were out and has made a good fist of playing at number 10. 7/10
This season should have been made for him, it looked like it was. His form tailed off, Saiz asked to leave and you can only conclude that his heart wasnt in it. Which isnt to say that Leeds got nothing from him. 6/10
An oddity. Bielsa clearly rates him and likes him in his team but Harrison rarely does the damage you expect of a winger, has been replaced at half-time so often. Two assists is nothing to write home to Manchester about. 5/10
Okay, so some of his finishing has been iffy and he isnt as mobile as Roofe but he has 10 goals in 24 appearances and considering the fitness trouble hes suffered from, a return like that doesnt come easily. 7/10
Hmm. Has played for nine minutes, touched the ball once and struggled to make the bench even in weeks where Bielsa was down on numbers. Has anyone benefited from this? 0/10
Like a different player in the first month and Leeds were always at their best with him up front. Would have got close to 20 goals were it not for his knee injury. 8/10
As with Stevens, got a very short outing in a defeat to Birmingham City. He could be a big player for Leeds, but not this year. 5/10