Chelsea fans react to Kalas loan deal - 'Chelsea to sign Kalas back in 2018 for £25m'

Chelsea fans have reacted differently to the decision to allow Tomas Kalas a loan deal to Bundesliga side FC Koln

Chelsea are a team spoiled for choice, to the point that they send many of their younger talents out on loan. In fact no club in world football sent more players out on loan last season than Chelsea - a quite astonishinh statistic.

Yesterday, they started their 2014-15 loan out cycle by sending Czech international defender Tomas Kalas to Bundesliga side 1.FC Koln on loan for the season.

The talented defender has been out on loan before - at perennial Chelsea borrowers Vitesse of the Eredivisie. But he might have felt that this stage of his career, going out on loan to get first-team football was over - after his impressive Premier League debut last season.

Kalas was handed a shock start against Liverpool in something of a title decider at the end of the season - in a game in which he shackled Luis Suarez and the most potent attack in the Premier League at the time.

When it was announced that Chelsea would be moving David Luiz on to Paris-Saint Germain when the Transfer Window reopens Kalas' chances of first-team football at Stamford Bridge appeared to improve again.

But the arrival of Kurt Zouma has not helped his cause with this deal clearly indicating he would not be staying at the club.

So what do Chelsea fans make of the decision to let a player, who infamously referred to himself as a 'training cone' at Chelsea, leave after such an impressive turn against perhaps the world's best striker?

A mixed reaction is probably the best way to describe it. Many a Chelsea fan is tired of watching their top young talents being shipped out on loan season upon season and would like to see them given a chance to shine in the first-team. They have invested heavily in the academy - but as it stands nobody seems set to get a chance at fulfilling the club's academy ambition.

However others will disagree. Kalas would not have been a regular next campaign - so why have him sitting on the bench when he could instead be of use in the Bundesliga and gaining regular first-team football.

Here is some of the reaction from Twitter to the deal...

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch