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‘If he opens up his foot…’ 31-year-old star reveals Hazard’s penalty tricks

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Eden Hazard is one outstanding player who also has peculiarity in taking penalties. He scored nearly all the penalties he’s taken, including the recent one which saw him become the first player to score a hat-trick this season.

Much credits was given to him by his former teammate, Asmir Begovic.

Begovic revealed that he’s saved Hazard’s penalties oftentimes but wonders how Hazard could gather huge momentum on the ball in a short run.

According to Begovic:

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

Many penalty takers have different qualities; they give long runs towards the ball but some goal keepers always know where to jump to as they atimes are given much time to decide.

We’ve seen different penalties this season, starting from Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who tip-toed with slow movement towards the ball before striking it; to Chelsea’s Jorginho against Huddersfield, who Jumped a bit high to test the movement of the goalkeeper before striking the ball.

The Bosnia & Herzegovina shot stopper continued in his interview to divulge Hazard’s tricky penalties.

“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.”

The Belgian international was really incredible with his recent form and the way he has approached playing under many coaches.

From Chelsea’s point of view, I don’t think any other player wearing the Blue shirt can give the fans more sigh of relief than when Hazard decides to take the penalty.

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Chelsea to suffer big blow as Ligue 1 giants submit offer for star player

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea are set to suffer a big blow as their long term target Leandro Paredes has already received offers from French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain.

This means that he could slip off the West London hands and have a switch to the French Ligue 1 outfit as he would be handed luring personal terms aside the £35 million that was tabled for his signature.

The West London side were earlier in pole position to secure the signature of the star player so as to have him as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas who has left the club to join his former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry who is now the manager at Monaco.

However, reports according to sports television channel Sky Sports Italia confirm that PSG have submitted an offer for the Zenit Saint Petersburg star player and he could be moving that direction.

It is now unclear where the future of Leandro Paredes lies as he is now expected to make a decision on his future having learnt of the interest from both sides.

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Suggestions are that the West London side will miss out of the race as they might not be able to withstand the financial competition from the French outfit.

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World Cup winner seeks Liverpool move

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It is now being established that French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon star Nabil Fekir is already aware of the interest from the English Premier League outfit Liverpool and he is ready to jump at the offer.

It is not clear if Nabil Fekir will seek a move this winter window or will make the move in the coming summer window but he has already given the hint that his time with the French Ligue 1 outfit is almost running to an end.

Nabil Fekir revealed that he knew well, how much time he has to spend with Lyon as he would have ended his stay with the club last term until he made a decision to stay a little longer.

However, the World Cup winner made it clear that he is not under any pressure to make a decision regarding his future but noted that he has already held talks with the club’s president and his intention has already been made known.

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Meanwhile, Liverpool have shown keen interest in Nabil Fekir with reports claiming that they have been able to win the heart of the star player over West London side Chelsea because of their current standing in the league table which is more convincing.

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Chelsea could still win race for signature of English sensation

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The English Premier League outfit Chelsea have been tipped to defeat other big guns in the race for the signature of Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka before the end of this winter transfer window.

The West London side were reported by Adrian Kajumba of The Mirror to have joined top Premier League sides like Manchester United, Manchester City in the race for the signature of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The star player has impressed so far this season which is the reason why a number of clubs have come knocking to land his signature ahead of the season half of the season which is already underway.

Suggestions are that Cristal Palace are already expecting bids from a number of clubs for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and are willing to let go of him but for the right offer.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has also got the ability to play as a full-back which gives him the advantage over most of his pairs and that alone attracted the big sides already.

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However, the West London side have been tipped to win the race and land the star player before the end of this winter window knowing that his contract with the club will run out in the next 12 months.

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Chelsea scouts jet out for 23-year-old in-demand forward

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea are reported to have sent out their scouts to watch Arber Zeneli in his Heerenveen clash against Ajax on Sunday.

The West London outfit are keen on Arber Zeneli and will no doubt make a move for him in this winter transfer window as long as a positive response is returned home by the scouts.

A Sky Sports report claims that the young sensation has impressed the West London side and they are keen to have him join the Stamford Bridge before the end of this January transfer window.

It is no longer news that the Blues are desperate to land a new forward because of the lack of cutting edge in the team which has left the duty of goal scoring into the hands of midfielders as their attackers have failed to deliver.

Arber Zeneli could just be the solution the West London boss Maurizio Sarri has been seeking for knowing that he is ready to get rid of former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and bring in a new replacement for him.

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However, suggestions are that the Blues will land Arber Zeneli should as his side will be willing o offload him this winter window so as to cash in on him before his contract with the club expires at the end of the season.

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Man United Face Chelsea Threat For Teenage Forward Antoine Semenyo

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Manchester United will have to contend with Premier League top four rivals Chelsea in their quest to sign young forward Antoine Semenyo.

The Daily Mirror claim that Chelsea have made an enquiry about the 19-year-old.

Antoine Semenyo is on loan at League Two side Newport County from Championship club Bristol City.

Manchester United have been monitoring the player who has been in superb form for Newport County.

The Red Devils had earlier sent scouts to run the rule over the striker in December.

He made his debut for the Robins (Bristol City) towards the end of last season.

Since joining Newport County, Antoine Semenyo has scored six goals for the club.

He was part of the Newport County team that stunned Premier League club Leicester City in the FA Cup earlier this month.

Newport County are in the fourth round of the FA Cup after they defeated Leicester City 2-1 at home.

Antoine Semenyo would definitely be a signing for the future at Manchester United who have enough firepower in attack.

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Chelsea head to Spain for Paredes alternative

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With a move for Russia outfit Saint Petersburg star Leandro Paredes seeming difficult, the English Premier League outfit Chelsea are not ready to leave anything to chance as they now turn their attention to Spanish La Liga outfit Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka.

Leandro Paredes became a primary target for the West London side this winter transfer window as they are strongly linked with him but with the deal already delaying, Italian website Calciomercato says the Blues are already turning their attention to other options.

The manager Maurizio Sarri team are keen on a number of additions and they are desperate to land them as they hope to bring in Stanislav Lobotka who will be a good fit for the club and will serve as a perfect replacement for Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

However, a bid will be submitted for Stanislav Lobotka as soon as it is confirmed that Leandro Paredes will not be available in this winter transfer window.

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Meanwhile, Stanislav Lobotka has been attracting a number of English Premier League sides with Bournemouth and Leicester City already being mentioned but the West London side are ready to do all it takes to land the star player who will make a good addition for the team.

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Why United will lose out on £200-a-week South American star after Chelsea’s enquiry

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English Premier League outfit Manchester United are known to be in the race for Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho who is speculated to be in the market and ready for a move.

The former Liverpool player is not having life as planned at the Nuo Camp as he has now been limited to bench roles and favoured after France international Ousmane Dembele.

He is, therefore, seeking to leave the club, according to reports and has got a lot of clubs calling for his signature.

The Red Devils were earlier reported to have taken over the lead for the player but they could just lose out with the latest claims that the West London outfit Chelsea have already contacted the Spanish Liga outfit to make some enquiry about the chances of having Philippe Coutinho this term.

Daily Express reports that the Blues are keen on Philippe Coutinho and are therefore monitoring his situation at the club so that they can snap him up as soon as he is available.

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However, the Blues are reported to have prepared a bid of about £100 million which could be luring to the Catalans as they will have it to fund a move for other targets.

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Why Chelsea might no longer cash in on £80,000-a-week defender

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A bid by the English Premier League outfit Chelsea to cash in on wingback Davide Zappacosta might no longer work out as planned as an agreement was failed to reach with Italian Serie A outfit SS Lazio, reports from Italy claims.

Reports according to Calciomercato claim that the agent of the Italy international had held talks with the West London side, where some terms were tabled by Davide Zappacosta’s owners.

The report claims that the West London demand for a six-month loan deal and seek for a fee of £18 million to buy the player after the end of the spell which the Italian Serie A outfit are unwilling o meet as they will only prefer a simple loan deal.

It would be recalled that Davide Zappacosta joined the Stamford Bridge some 18 months back from another Italian Serie A outfit Torino where he was part of the Blues defensive strength but the situation has now changed for him as he is no more a popular face in the lineup.

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So far in this season, Davide Zappacosta has seen just two appearances in teh Premier League and gas sat on the bench for the remaining times which is becoming unbearable to him.

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Hazard slams Zidane’s claim in United offer

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Hazard has dismissed claims that he will consider a move to English Premier League outfit Man United should his schoolboy idol Zinedine Zidane eventually takes over at the Old Trafford.

The Belgium international is reportedly destined for a move to the Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid but United are reportedly making efforts to tempt him into joining the Old Trafford.

This, therefore, sparked suggestion that the Blues star could have a change of mind and consider a move to the other EPL side should Zidane take over at the Old Trafford.

In his reaction, Eden Hazard admitted that going to Real Madrid without Zidane will make it look different but that will not stop his move because the club has not changed.

He added that irrespective of where the former Real Madrid boss finds himself, he will not be lured to join him but will go straight to the club of his dream.

However, the Red Devils are keen on a replacement for their sacked manager Jose Mourinho despite installing an interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Zidane who is currently without a job since leaving the Los Blancos is, therefore, being linked alongside former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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Chelsea could sign Barcelona star in coming days after Roman Abramovich meeting

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea are reported to be paying attention to Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba with the hope of having him join the Stamford Bridge before the end of the season.

According to reports in Spain, The West London side have been able to establish a contact with Ilaix Moriba’s agent with suggestions that talks are already progressing.

The report hint that the Blues owner Roman Abramovich has a personal interest in Ilaix Moriba and has ordered Marina Granovskaia to ensure he seals a deal for the 16-year-old.

Ilaix Moriba has been attracted to the West London Ilaix Moriba for a long period of time but they are now ready to move in for him in this winter window.

The reports add that the offer tabled by the English Premier League side is better both in financially and sporting terms which is attractive enough to lure him consider a move.

The likes of Manchester City and Italian Serie A giants Juventus are ready to stand on the way of the West London side but the Blues have already gone ahead to secure a deal for the star player.

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However, reports claim that Ilaix Moriba is not in a rush to make any decision as he will have to make consultations before making any move.

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