IBTimes UK

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise of Tottenham Hotspur's rise in the Premier League in the 2015/16 season and explains how the football played by Mauricio Pochettino's side has helped them to sit above the top English clubs in the table.

The White Hart Lane club now sit second in the league table with 69 points from 35 matches, trailing league leaders Leicester City by seven points. They suffered a blow in their title chase following their 1-1 draw at the hands of West Bromwich Albion on Monday.

Tottenham are five points ahead of their arch-rivals Arsenal, who sit fourth in the league table. With three matches remaining this term, Spurs are likely to finish above Arsene Wenger's side.

Chelsea will take on Pochettino's men in the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge next Monday. A defeat for the visitors at the hands of the defending champions will see Leicester win the league. Prior to that the Foxes face Manchester United and a victory at Old Trafford can also see them win the title with two games to spare.

Fabregas, speaking ahead of the release of the EA SPORTS FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - Team of the Season, said "Well I like the football they play. I think they have a young team and are very energetic. They can have possession, they can play on the counter attack but they like to take risks, I've been very impressed by them."

"The manager likes to have very aggressive players in terms of when they don't have the ball and this helps them when they have to defend and press high against the opposition. We tested them last year in the Capital One Cup final and it was tough for us. We went to White Hart Lane and we lost 5-3 in a very good game, so there is always good games against them."

"Cesc Fabregas was speaking ahead of the launch of the EA SPORTS FIFA 16 Ultimate Team – Team of the Season, with the squads being released from April 29th. To read the full interview, head to https://www.easports.com/uk/fifa/news/2016/fifa-16-cesc-fabregas-interview"