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Movers and shakers: Diaby dazzler

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During the season our regular feature will
detail whose value is rising and falling.


Abou Diaby (Arsenal,
10.64) +5.39
: The Frenchman's
dazzling two-goal performance against Portsmouth
saw his value more than double.

Brad Friedel (Aston
Villa, 11.56) +2.89
: No clean sheet, but 10 saves and a win at Anfield were
enough to send the American veteran's
price soaring.

Kenwyne Jones
(Sunderland, 11.97) +1.85
: Two goals against Blackburn got the Trinidad and Tobago
off the mark for the season, but he is a touch expensive now.

Boaz Myhill (Hull City,
3.62) +1.69
: Delivered the best points-per-pound of the season so far,
picking up 22.5 in Hull's
win over Bolton.

Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United, 13.55) +1.56: The Bulgarian was close
to his best in the demolition of Wigan,
chipping in with a goal, an assist and even three interceptions.

Ben Foster (Manchester United, 8.17)
: A clean sheet and a win at the DW Stadium was worth 22.5 points to
the 14 per cent of managers with Foster in nets.

Tyrone Mears
(Burnley, 7.89) +1.06
: Burnley's new signing made it two clean sheets in a row
versus Everton. What price a hat-trick at Chelsea
on Saturday.

Aaron Lennon
(Tottenham, 12.12) +1.04
: Jermain Defoe scores them, but Lennon is the man
setting them up, with the England
winger in the form of his life.

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United, 18.99)
Has started the season so well, his 28.5 points were just another
day at the office for the champions'
main man up front.

Fernando Torres
(Liverpool, 18.25) +0.75
: A lone bright spot in Liverpool's defeat to Villa, Torres popped up with a goal but
blotted his copybook with a booking.


Cesc Fabregas (MF Arsenal,
16.66) -2.89
: Snakes and ladders for Fabregas, who was last week's biggest climber. A hamstring injury means he is
doubtful for the game at Manchester United.

Robert Green (GK West
Ham, 10.03) -2.53
: Despite making four saves, Green's
failure to prevent a 2-1 defeat against Tottenham saw his price plummet.

Mark Schwarzer (GK Fulham,
10.35) -2.34
: Another big faller, the Schwarz was powerless to prevent a Chelsea victory in the
derby at Craven Cottage.

Louis Saha (FW
Everton, 7.15) -1.97
: Missed a penalty in the 1-0 defeat against Burnley. The silver lining? He looks superb value for Wigan at home on Sunday.

Stephen Ireland (MF Manchester
City, 11.70) -1.69
: The Fantasist put the kiss of death on the Irishman by
describing him as "staggeringly consistent" last Friday.

Jose Reina (GK Liverpool,
11.67) -1.39
: Liverpool's first
home defeat in 31 Premier League games meant bad news for the Spaniard's owners last week.

Darren Bent
(Sunderland, 10.12) -0.93
: Strike partner Kenwyne Jones nicked all of Bent's points last week, bringing his value back down to
a reasonable level.

Paul Scharner (Wigan Athletic, 8.30) -0.73: Well, a 5-0 drubbing at
home to Manchester United will do that for you. Next up, a trip to Goodison to
face Everton.

Deco (Chelsea, 7.40) -0.49: After his brief cameo at the tip
of Chelsea's diamond formation, the Portuguese international
returned to his familiar role on the bench.

John O'Shea (Manchester United, 6.69) -0.47: The
Irishman was unexpectedly dropped and missed out on United's points bonanza at Wigan, coming on as a late

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