Chelsea news: Asmir Begovic reveals why Eden Hazard penalties are so difficult to read

CHELSEA star Eden Hazard changes his penalty style each week – making them even more difficult to save.

That’s the view of Bournemouth goalkeeper and Hazard’s former Chelsea team-mate Asmir Begovic.

The Belgian superstar scored his second Chelsea hat-tick in the 4-1 over Cardiff on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

His third strike, a penalty, was tucked high and to goalkeeper Neil Etheridge’s left, meaning he has now scored 15 of his 17 Premier League spot-kicks.

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.

And the Bosnia international has faced two when playing against him, with both finding the back of the net.

“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.”

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