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Tomáš Kalas - Baptized in Fire


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In a recent interview on Czech TV, Kalas referred to himself as an extra cone for training sessions.

 

A few weeks later, he's making his Premier League debut against a team who had won 11 straight games, the highest scoring striker in Europe and the highest scoring team in the country, playing for the league title for the first time in two decades. He manages 90 minutes and a Man of the Match worthy performance, at 20 years old, on debut, putting in a series of crunching tackles on Suarez and showing composure and decision making well beyond his years.

 

A performance he nor any of us will be forgetting any time soon. But does he deserve a more regular spot in the team next season, while he will likely have Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic, Luiz and now Zouma to compete with? We know Jose is a man loath to rotate his back line unless absolutely necessary, and our first choice CB pairing have been impervious all season. 

 

This also raises the question of how many other younger members of our club are ready for the step up? Could the likes of Chalobah, Ake, McEacheran and Baker put in similarly commanding performances if given the chance?

 

Either way, fantastic job young man, well worthy of his own "appreciation" thread.

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Superb. A 20 year old (my age) coming into the biggest game of the season and ends up having the best players of the season in his back pocket. Just sensational. Was worried at first but can safely say I'd have no worries seeing him in the team.. In fact.. I'd encourage it more often! What a player we have here.

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He did fantastic!!

Some lovely slide tackles, great timing and so unlucky not to score from the corner, just a little late to reaching it!

He certainly didnt look out of place one bit. Very good performance in such a big game!

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I'm a massive Luiz fan but am now feeling that I wouldn't be upset to see him go.

It was a great performance from Kalas, he didn't try to do too much he just done his job exactly the way it should be done.  And I've got to say that Brana next to him and helping him through was top grade as well, he showed real leadership yesterday that I don't think we've seen from him before.

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If Zouma goes out on loan next season we might see Kalas more involved, especially if Luiz were to make his much rumoured switch to Barca. 

 

A lot of that also depends on what we buy in center mid, at the moment I see Luiz as a first choice center mid next season.

 

Kalas made 2 mistakes yesterday, misjudged a hearder, and gave the ball away then turned his back on the ball. but other then that he was kick perfect. Great timing in the tackle, and knows when to throw him self at the ball or choose to stand.

 

It's hard to make a call as to how bright is future will be as I have seen many players come in that I thought would end up being the dogs.. (two of them playing against us yesterday) and it just hasn't happened. I guess if he's good enough it will happen

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Looked even more solid than Ake did for us, we've got some great young centre backs. I hope we use them in the future. 

 

I wouldn't be against Kalas starting the rest of the matches personally but I suppose a lot depends results around us.

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I'm a massive Luiz fan but am now feeling that I wouldn't be upset to see him go.

It was a great performance from Kalas, he didn't try to do too much he just done his job exactly the way it should be done. And I've got to say that Brana next to him and helping him through was top grade as well, he showed real leadership yesterday that I don't think we've seen from him before.

That's a good point about brana, not only was he in a position he rarely plays now he had to help a kid through his debut, and he did both fantastically. No wonder he's one of Jose's favourites.
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Looked quality and shows we can rely on our youth when required.

Hope he's part of the team more next season and this shows we might not miss Luiz as much as first feared (in defence anyway).

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I thought he did well be he was also well protected.

Certainly I don't think last night is definitive but it was a very good start.

Edit: Just to add to Barn's point Ivan was quite superb and for me showed the kind of leadership required to be the club's captain after JT leaves.

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I think his performance on sunday is overrated and im reserving my expectations until he plays more matches

Errrrrm what? He marked the player of the year out of the game in his first game in a chelsea shirt! How on earth can you say the performance was overrated? 

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Looked even more solid than Ake did for us, we've got some great young centre backs. I hope we use them in the future. 

 

I wouldn't be against Kalas starting the rest of the matches personally but I suppose a lot depends results around us.

Isn't ake a midfielder?

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I think his performance on sunday is overrated and im reserving my expectations until he plays more matches

 

Agreed, he did play well but he was very very very well protected. I would like to see him when there is space and he gets isolated one v one against a striker and see how he does.

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Agreed, he did play well but he was very very very well protected. I would like to see him when there is space and he gets isolated one v one against a striker and see how he does.

Thank god the young man didn'take any mistakes he would be roasted by some on here. That was he's debut protected or not he didn't put a foot wrong and could have scored. Many a youngster could have crumbled in that atmosphere but he didn't. No pleasing some I guess.

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