Barcelona ace Cesc Fabregas has paid tribute to Chelsea and the Premier League after the Blues' Champions League triumph.

The former Arsenal captain says there is no bitterness on his part over Chelsea's amazing victory.

He declared: "People say they did not deserve it but when it's your year, it's your year.

"It's like when Andres Iniesta scored the goal against Chelsea in the last seconds at Stamford Bridge the year we won the treble."

Fabregas also said Chelsea's success highlighted the strength of the Premier League.

"Chelsea had some luck but all the teams that win it need that, and you can only congratulate them," he added.

"It says a lot for the Premier League that they have five or six teams that can beat anyone in the world, and next year it will be even worse. It will be tough for the rest."