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James Chester

25-Year-Old Defender     Hull City  Premier


Birthdate:  January 23, 1989    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  154 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a two-year contract with Hull City in June 2013.

August 17, 2014    James Chester News

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Chester headed in the only goal of the match in Hull City's 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. In addition to the goal, Chester helped the Tigers earn their first clean sheet of the season.

Chester made 22 league starts last season despite dealing with hamstring issues. He should be a regular in Hull City's back line but will have limited fantasy value as the Tigers are not expected to keep many clean sheets this season.

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James Chester: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

May 5, 2014

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Chester was subbed off late in the first half of Saturday's match against Aston Villa with a hamstring injury, an he will undergo further evaluation, the Hull Daily Mail reports. Chester could miss the final two matches of the Premier League season and the FA Cup final.

The hamstring injury is a recurrence of a similar injury that forced him to miss 10 weeks earlier in the season. With matches against Manchester United and Everton to finish the season, even if he is healthy, Chester would have very little fantasy value to finish out the season.

February 20, 2014

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Chester (hamstring) was an unused substitute for Hull City's FA Cup draw with Brighton on Monday.

Chester, who suffered a hamstring injury back on Jan. 18, was expected to miss eight weeks of action due, although it appears he will be able to make it back on the pitch before then.

January 22, 2014

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Chester's scans on his injured hamstring revealed damage that could take up to eight weeks to heal, the Hull Daily Mail reports. The Tigers defender is expected to miss at least the next six Premier League matches.

Chester missed time earlier in the season with an injury to the same hamstring. With just one goal this season, much of Chester's value is tied to Hull City's ability to keep a clean sheet. With Chester out, this also impacts goalkeeper Allan McGregor as Chester was a key man in the Hull City defense.

January 20, 2014

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Chester was forced to leave Saturday's match against Norwich City in the 15th minute with a hamstring injury, Club Call reports. No time table has been set up for his return.

The hamstring injury Chester picked up is on the same leg that forced him to miss two months earlier in the season. His offense has been limited this season, as the defender has just one goal scored. When healthy, his value will remain tied to Hull City's ability to keep a clean sheet.

December 26, 2013

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Chester put back a rebound from inside the six-yard box for his first goal of the year, and was very active all day, taking three shots with two finding the target. Unfortunately, Chester scored an own goal that wound up being the difference Thursday as Hull City lost to Manchester United 2-3.

Chester has played all 90 minutes in the five consecutive matches he has featured since returning from a hamstring injury. Despite the offensive outburst Saturday, Chester is not known for scoring many goals. His fantasy value will remain tied to Hull City's chances of keeping a clean sheet.

December 4, 2013

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Chester looks to return Wednesday from a hamstring injury that has kept him out since September, Sky Sports reports. The defender has been training for the past two weeks and has a good opportunity to take James Chester's (suspension) spot in Hull City's Starting XI.

Chester has a tough matchup against Arsenal. It will be difficult for Hull City to keep a clean sheet and Chester doese not provide much offensive productivity.

September 23, 2013

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Chester (hamstring) was injured trying to make a block in the final minutes of Hull City's 3-2 victory over Newcastle on Saturday, according to Sky Sports. Tigers' manager Steve Bruce fears the injury could mean Chester will miss up to six weeks of action.

Chester has started all five Premier League matches for Hull City but has provided very little fantasy value. He has taken just one shot all year and Hull have just one clean sheet on the season.