Chelsea's Anfield hero to be loaned out next season, Czech journalist

Tomas Kalas is said to be on his way to the Bundesliga or another Premier League club next season.

When Chelsea took on Liverpool in the Premier League at the end of April it was a game best remembered for Steven Gerrard's slip and Jose Mourinho's tactical masterclass - many soon forgot about the magnificent performance, on debut, from young Czech defender Tomas Kalas.

Mourinho drafted in the 21-year-old to play at centre back in the Premier League for the first time and his opposition happened to be the two most prolific strikers in the country, although Daniel Sturridge only entered as a 58th minute substitute.

Mourinho wanted to rest players ahead of a crunch tie against Atletico Madrid in the week, which is why Kalas got his chance in the first place. He excelled and now it is hoped he might kick on and become a first team player at the club next season.

But it looks as though he will be just another Chelsea loanee.

Karel Haring, a respected Czech journalist who writes with iSport.CZ among other sources, revealed on Twitter today the plans of his countryman:

Kalas, who has previously been on loan to Vitesse Arnhem in Holland, will no doubt have plenty of potential suitors. Many a Premier League team would certainly not mind giving him the chance to shine in the league - especially after watching the way he shackled Suarez in April.

First team opportunities are still limited at Stamford Bridge, and for a player of his obvious quality that is a real shame.

So a loan deal might just be the perfect way for him to prove himself worthy of the long-term in West London.

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