On Thursday 27th July 2017, the Club announced that Tomas Kalas would be returning on a season-long loan from Chelsea for the 2017/18 campaign.
Kalas played a crucial role at the heart of defence to help Fulham reach the Sky Bet Championship Semi-Finals the previous year.
The Czech international featured in 36 league games and scored for the Whites against Huddersfield in the 5-0 win at Craven Cottage in October.
He has played a number of times for the Czech Republic and has been a regular member of their squad aiming to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Prior to joining Fulham on loan last season the centre-back played a key role in helping Middlesbrough reach the Play-Off Final in 2014/15, before winning promotion with them as runners-up in the 2015/16 season.
Kalas started out at his hometown club Sigma Olomouc before joining Chelsea in the summer of 2010.
Two seasons were then spent on loan at Vitesse Arnhem in Holland, during which time he was named the Czech Republic Young Player of the Year.
He made his debut for Chelsea in a 2-0 League Cup win over Arsenal in October 2013 and his Premier League debut and first start for Chelsea came at Anfield later that season, also in a 2-0 victory.
In the summer of 2014 the defender moved on loan to FC Cologne in Germany, but he departed for Middlesbrough midway through the campaign.
|Minutes per goal||-|
|Shooting Accuracy (On Target / Off Target)||-|
|» Short (Successful)||33|
|» Long (Successful)||2|
|» Inside Box||1|
|» Ground Duels (Won)||3|
|» Aerial Duels (Won)||4|
|Sent Off (Straight Red)||1|