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James Chester | Defensemen

Team: Hull City
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 165

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James Chester joined Allan McGregor as the only two Hull City players to reach double figure fantasy points in the nil-nil draw with West Brom.
Typically, we associate the big defensive phantom point games at Hull City with Curtis Davies but for Week 15 James Chester did the work four passes intercepted, two tackles won and a blocked shot in addition to the clean sheet. For the season Chester still trails Davies by about 20 points in the Yahoo format so if you're choosing on any given week then Davies is still probably the guy. Dec 10 - 9:34 AM
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James Chester turned in the best fantasy performance from among Hull City's three center backs in their shocking nil-nil draw with Liverpool.

Given Hull City's propensity to give up goals and Liverpool's recent reputation for scoring them, a nil-nil draw was certainly not high on anyone's list of likely outcomes in the Week 9 clash. James Chester led a game Hull City central defense with blocked shot, five interceptions and four tackles won en route to the clean sheet. It's hard to imagine there will be too many of these but anyone who had him in the line-up will enjoy it.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 28 - 4:37 PM

James Chester scored the winner for Hull City last weekend but this weekend he saw red early forcing his club to play a man down for most of the match.

Hull City will be happy to have gotten a point after playing a man down from the 14th minute on. The Tigers even managed to go up a goal when Nikica Jelavic beat the Stoke City defense to a Tom Huddlestone rebound just before halftime. Hull City fought valiantly to maintain their lead and will be disappointed at the series of events that led to the Ryan Shawcross equalizer in the 83rd minute. Hull City had clearly won a throw in their defensive end but the linesman called it for Stoke who proceeded to put the ball into the box where Shawcross toe-poked it home.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 24 - 10:46 AM

James Chester scored a goal and then had to hold his breath as he conceded a penalty that Charlie Austin ultimately missed giving Hull a 1-0 win.

With Robert Snodgrass, Tom Ince and Andrew Robertson getting their debuts it was veteran James Chester who was integral in the match's two biggest plays. He scored the winning goal and conceded Austin's ill-fated penalty. It may have been a bit lucky but it was a good start for Steve Bruce's team just days after losing Shane Long.
Aug 16 - 4:34 PM

James Chester's 54th minute own goal saw Hull City fall behind and ultimately lose in a controversy-filled match at Upton Park.

Hull City did well to fight back from a 1-0 first half deficit on the strength of a 49th minute Nikica Jelavic deflected goal. Unfortunately for Steve Bruce's men, James Chester's attempted clearance ended up in the back of the Hull City net for the final 2-1 score. Hull City were fighting uphill after Allan McGregor was sent off in the first half for taking down Mohamed Diame in the box. Mark Noble scored the ensuing penalty but Hull City equalized when Tom Huddlestone's free kick was directed home by Jelavic. The respite for Hull was short lived as Chester's miscue came a mere five minutes later.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 26 - 5:52 PM

Hull City defender James Chester will miss six weeks with a hamstring injury.

Chester re-injured himself against Norwich. Hull have Paul McShane returning from injury, but will lean on Curtis Davies, Alex Bruce, and Maynor Figueroa.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 26 - 11:43 PM

Hull City started in fantastic fashion against defending champions Manchester United, going ahead 2-0 in the first 13 minutes but the Red Devils eventually fought back and overtook the Tigers after a James Chester own goal.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Chester. He got the KC stadium crowd rocking when he fired home a volley that came off a corner kick in the 4th minute, and once David Meyler put the Tigers ahead 2-0 after a terrible clearance job from Johnny Evans, the upset looked to be in the works. Unfortunately for their supporters, United found their scoring shoes and brought the game level by the 26th minute. Then, in the second half, Chester headed an Ashley Young cross into the wrong net past Steve Harper, who came on after Allan McGregor left with a knock at halftime. Chester had a chance for redemption late into injury time, but a close range effort was thwarted by David DeGea.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 10:02:00 AM