BEGOVIC REVEALS WHY IT’S DIFFICULT TO SAVE HAZARD’S PENALTY

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Eden Hazard scored from the penalty spot in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Cardiff City, and the Belgian is known for his good penalty kicks.

Hazard scored a good penalty against Cardiff on Saturday as he tucked the ball high and to goalkeeper Neil Etheridge’s left, ensuring he has now scored 15 of his 17 Premier League spot-kicks.

Former Blues goalkeeper Asmir Begovic revealed he saved a couple of Hazard’s penalties in training but says his power in such a short run-up is his strength.

“I certainly tried my best (to save them),” he said on Goals on Sunday.

“I’ve saved a couple here and there. He has a very, very short run up.

“He can go either side and even if you wait for him until the absolute last second, he has very good pace.

“He can generate a lot of power on the ball.

“So even if you wait and go the right way, he’s placed it beyond you.

“When he’s on it, when he wants to do what he wants properly, then it’s very difficult to save.”

“He changes it on a weekly basis,” added Begovic.

“He’s got a low-centre of gravity, he’s got a smaller body, he can change at the last minute.

“If he opens up his foot to go one way, he makes you want to go that way, then he just turns his foot around and go the other way.

“So it’s a very, very difficult one and world-class players from 12 yards are difficult to stop.”

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