Graeme Le Saux uses one word to describe Tottenham ahead of Chelsea clash

The former Chelsea defender uses the word 'collaboration' to describe Tottenham Hotspur under Mauricio Pochettino

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Graeme Le Saux believes the word “collaboration” sums up Tottenham Hotspur under Mauricio Pochettino.

The north London side are in second place in the Premier League table and four points behind current leaders Chelsea with six games to go.

Tottenham are looking to catch the Blues in the title race but will first take on the Premier League leaders in the FA Cup semi-final.

Spurs were 2-0 winners against Antonio Conte’s side at White Hart Lane thanks to Dele Alli’s goals either side of half-time.

Chelsea, though, won the FA Cup in 2012 but Tottenham haven’t lifted the trophy since 1991.

Tottenham have the best attack and defence in the Premier League this season, scoring three goals more than the leaders this term.

Former Chelsea defender Le Saux praised Tottenham’s tireless team work ahead of the FA Cup meeting between the bitter rivals.

“First up, Spurs were absolutely phenomenal last week against Bournemouth – they were more than worth their 4-0 win and for me they are a brilliant side both in and out of possession,” Le Saux told Betfair’s blog.

“The word that comes to mind when I see that Spurs team in action is collaboration – they all know their jobs and what’s expected of them and they work tirelessly both when they have the ball and when they don’t.”

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Tottenham are in second place in the Premier League table and four points behind the leaders with six games to go.

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