Although plenty of Aston Villa fans were happy to see James Chester depart for a loan spell with Stoke City during the January transfer window, there were certainly a number of fans who were sad to see our club captain move on after his efforts in our shirt and the problems he gave himself by battling through the pain barrier when we amateurishly left ourselves woefully short at the back in the first half of the 2018/19 campaign.
With the 31-year-old now back fit and raring to go – even if he has to manage his training regime moving forward – he should definitely get good game time in the Potteries and he made his debut for them in Saturday’s clash with Charlton Athletic, playing his part in helping them get back to winning ways.
By and large, it was a vintage performance from the Welshman, and just like he was quick to ingratiate himself to the Villa faithful, he’s quickly winning over Stoke fans and for those of us who are hoping he has a stellar second half of the year as he looks to sort out his own future, these reactions to his performance should put a smile on the face.
Zero debate, he is…just hope he loves it here & we get him in the Summer, be a brilliant signing
— Mozz (@Mozzaa92) February 8, 2020
James Chester was an animal today. Felt like having Shawcross back.
— Dan (@DannyPenfold) February 8, 2020
James Chester is composure personified. Made the defence look ten times better.
— Thomas (@MrTommyWilliams) February 8, 2020
— poc (@peteoconn) February 8, 2020
— Rory B 💎™ (@R0ZZA88) February 8, 2020
Such an assured debut from James Chester. We've missed that! After we scored he was telling everyone stay switched on which we've needed for a while
— Jon Owen (@Jon19861) February 8, 2020
Up the Damn James Chester. Legend
— Matt Sharp (@ASD_Dad) February 8, 2020
Should Chester Get A New 12 Month Deal?
Yes, Great Cover
No, He Deserves The Game Time