Ups and downs in the Premier League this week

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The top three winners and losers from this week are:

Ashley Young, Manchester United

The winger hit the ground running after his summer move to Old Trafford, but injury and form had kept Young quiet recently, but two goals and an assist for Wayne Rooney against Tottenham marked a return to form.

Alex Song, Arsenal
Often focused on for his defensive duties, the Cameroonian midfielder has had eight assists so far this season, and none more exquisite than the pinpoint pass for Robin van Persie's injury-time winner against Liverpool.

Pavel Pogrebnyak, Fulham
The loan signing has had five shots in a Fulham shirt and scored five times. No wonder Martin Jol is keen to make the signing permanent, and Liverpool are apparently keen after showing their need for a clinical finisher.

Roman Abramovich, Chelsea

The Russian owner of Chelsea showed poor business acumen when caving in to player power from his ageing squad and not giving the manager, he signed at great expense, the time for the rebuild job he was promised.

Lee Cattermole, Sunderland
What good will it do haranguing the referee after the match? Cattermole found out the answer on Sunday. None. The Sunderland captain picked up a straight red for foul and abusive language after the 90 minutes and will now serve a four-match ban.

Federico Macheda, QPR
Charged earlier in the week for comments on Twitter, the Italian delivered a foul-mouthed outburst on his account after not being picked for the match day squad. Mark Hughes was not amused by the striker on loan from Manchester United.