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Chester City vs. Crewe Alexandra

Deva Stadium

Tuesday 4th September

**NOTE** 19.15 kick off

Chester Match Preview

Crewe make the short journey to Chester in the first round of Johnstone Paints Trophy.

Overview:

It's over 10 years since Crewe played Chester in a competitive match. Of course we made the Northern Final last season and we will be looking to get one better this season as the Grand Final returns to Wembley.

Chester City Team News:

Chester have no fresh injury concerns following their 1-1 draw at Rotherham last Saturday. Manager Bobby Williamson has a full strength squad to pick from.

Player to watch: Kevin Ellison

A player who could play higher, He plays from the left hand side of goal and pops up with vital goals. Ellison signed from Tranmere Rovers in the summer of 2006.

Crewe Alexandra Team News:

Crewe are likely to ring the changes for the match at Chester. Stuart Tomlinson will get a chance to impress in goal as he replaces Ben Williams. Gary Roberts and Neil Cox will be rested whilst Steve Schumacher is a doubt with a rib injury but is expected to play.

Likely Team: Tomlinson, Jones, Woodards, Baudet, O'Donnell, Schumacher, Rix, Bopp, Lowe, Farquharson, Pope.

Player to watch: Eugen Bopp

Eugen Bopp will be given the chance to impress. He has struggled with form and fitness in the early stages of the season. A decent performance against the League Two side will do his confidence the world of good.

Match Facts & Stats

Crewe have had the edge over Chester, The last time that they beat us was in 1990/91 season. Hopefully the run will continue.

17th April 1995

Chester City 0-1 Crewe Alexandra

26th December 1994

Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Chester City

29th November 1994

Chester City 0-6 Crewe Alexandra

Ref Watch:

Mr K.G Evans will be in charge. He will be assisted by K.J Mattocks and A.J Scregg. In his two games this season he has dished 11 yellow cards and 1 red card. This is his first season as a referee in the football league.

Match Prediction:

Chester 1-2 Crewe

Next Fixtures:

Saturday 8th September - Huddersfield (H)

Sunday 16th September - Doncaster (A)




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The Journalist

Writer: Matt Owen Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 3 2007

Time: 7:47PM

Your Comments

Likely Team: Tomlinson, Jones, Woodards, Baudet, O'Donnell, Schumacher, Rix, Bopp, Lowe, Farquharson, Pope. Spot on!!!!!!!!
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