Chelsea management delighted with progress of Van Aanholt, Kalas at Vitesse

Chelsea coach Steve Holland says they were delighted by the success on-loan at Vitesse Arnhem of Patrick van Aanholt and Tomas Kalas. The pair were outstanding at Vitesse last term.

Chelsea coach Steve Holland says they were delighted by the success on-loan at Vitesse Arnhem of Patrick van Aanholt and Tomas Kalas.

The pair were outstanding at Vitesse last term.

"Vitesse were pushing for automatic Champions League qualification; they fell a bit short in the last few weeks but still qualified for the Europa League," Holland told chelseafc.com.

"Patrick and Tomas played more or less every game in full-back positions. Tomas had the odd game at centre-back but played at right-back for most of the season. They beat Ajax, the champions, home and away, and they've done well against the other top clubs.

"Patrick has matured as a player and person; it's been the best loan period of his career to date. Tomas could ultimately become a centre-back, but he's been able to develop his football at right-back, where he has to get up and down and work the ball a bit more."

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