James Chester

Born: January 23, 1989 (age 28)

Height: 5'10.5" (180cm)

Hometown: Warrington, England
Nationality: Wales flag Welsh

Position: Centre-back
James Chester of West Bromwich Albion during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Port Vale at The Hawthorns on August 25, 2015
Career History
Youth2005-2007Manchester United
Senior2007-2011Manchester United
→ 2009Peterborough United (loan)
→ 2009Plymouth Argyle (loan)
→ 2010-2011Carlisle United (loan)
2011-2015Hull City
2015-2016West Bromwich Albion
2016-Aston Villa
International2014-Wales
Sports Mole has 220 articles about James Chester. Articles 1 to 40:
Angers' Jonathan Kodjia runs during a friendly football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Angers (SCO) on July 16, 2015
Team News: Jonathan Kodjia up front for Aston Villa
Jonathan Kodjia is back in the fold for Aston Villa's trip to Barnsley.
Sep 16, 16:44
Chelsea's John Terry during the Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
John Terry named Aston Villa captain
Aston Villa confirm that former Chelsea skipper John Terry will take over the club's captaincy for the upcoming season following his summer arrival.
Jul 15, 19:13
General view ahead of kick off in the npower Championship match between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest, at St Andrews Stadium on February 25, 2012
Report: Birmingham City interested in Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick
Out-of-favour Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick is a transfer target for bitter rivals Birmingham City, according to reports.
May 21, 13:34
Brighton & Hove Albion players celebrate promotion to the Premier League on April 17, 2017
Team News: Five changes for Brighton & Hove Albion
Chris Hughton makes five changes for Brighton & Hove Albion's trip to Aston Villa.
May 7, 11:06
Birmingham City captain Paul Robinson gestures during a League Cup second-round clash with Sunderland on August 27, 2014
Birmingham City's Paul Robinson charged with violent conduct
Birmingham City captain Paul Robinson faces disciplinary action for alleged violent conduct against Aston Villa.
Apr 25, 19:20
Angers' Jonathan Kodjia runs during a friendly football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Angers (SCO) on July 16, 2015
Team News: Jonathan Kodjia fit to start for Aston Villa
Jonathan Kodjia is passed fit to start for Aston Villa as they welcome Reading to Villa Park.
Apr 15, 14:06
A terrified Ben Woodburn in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Burnley on March 12, 2017
Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn receives first Wales call-up
Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn receives a first call-up to the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on March 24.
Mar 16, 11:18
Newcastle United's English head coach Steve McClaren gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane in north London on December 13, 2015
Steve McClaren: 'Derby County didn't deserve to lose to Aston Villa'
Steve McClaren claims that Aston Villa did not deserve to beat his Derby County side as referee Andrew Madley failed to award the Rams a "stonewall penalty".
Feb 25, 20:11
Son Heung-min celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton on May 8, 2016
Result: Tottenham Hotspur edge past Aston Villa into FA Cup fourth round
Ben Davies and Son Heung-min fire Tottenham into the fourth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at White Hart Lane.
Jan 8, 17:54
Austria's Marko Arnautovic in action against Ireland during their World Cup qualifying match on September 10, 2013
Result: Marko Arnautovic brace pegs back Wales
Marko Arnautovic scores a brace as Austria twice come from behind to earn a 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw with Wales in Vienna.
Oct 6, 21:46
Jack Grealish of Aston Villa celebrates after Rudy Gestede of Aston Villa scored during the Capital One Cup third round match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on September 22, 2015 in Birmingham, England.
Aston Villa facing fine over Bristol City defeat
Aston Villa are facing a fine of at least £25,000 after having seven players booked during their loss to Bristol City.
Aug 27, 18:22
Then Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo on the touchline on November 20, 2012
Roberto Di Matteo: 'Pierluigi Gollini will learn from mistake'
Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo says that goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini will learn from the mistake that saw his side draw 1-1 with Huddersfield Town.
Aug 17, 00:48
A general view outside the stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Stoke City at Villa Park on February 21, 2015
Aston Villa to announce new signing on Tuesday
Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia confirms that the club will announce its sixth signing of the summer on Tuesday night.
Aug 16, 02:29
James Chester of West Bromwich Albion during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Port Vale at The Hawthorns on August 25, 2015
James Chester joins Aston Villa from West Bromwich Albion
James Chester completes his move from West Bromwich Albion to Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.
Aug 12, 13:35
Tony Pulis calls the shots during the Premier League game between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion on April 9, 2016
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews the Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion.
Aug 12, 12:39
James Chester of West Bromwich Albion during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Port Vale at The Hawthorns on August 25, 2015
West Bromwich Albion accept Aston Villa bid for James Chester
West Bromwich Albion accept an offer from Midlands rivals Aston Villa for defender James Chester.
Aug 11, 14:05
Tony Pulis calls the shots during the Premier League game between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion on April 9, 2016
Result: West Bromwich Albion suffer defeat to Torquay United
A strong West Bromwich Albion side suffer a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Torquay United at Plainmoor.
Aug 1, 21:19
Jeff Schlupp of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Leicester City at Carrow Road on October 3, 2015
West Brom make approach for Leicester City midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp?
West Bromwich Albion reportedly make a bid to try to sign Leicester City midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp.
Jul 16, 11:42
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the Euro 2016 Group F match between Hungary and Portugal on June 22, 2016
Result: Portugal end Wales's Euro 2016 dream to reach final
Cristiano Ronaldo scores one and sets up another as Portugal reach the final of Euro 2016 with a 2-0 victory over surprise package Wales.
Jul 6, 21:50
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Porto and Manchester United at the Estadio do Dragao on April 15, 2009
James Chester: 'I took inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United'
Wales defender James Chester says that he took inspiration from Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo when the two were both on the books at Manchester United.
Jul 2, 13:24
Aaron Ramsey eyes the ball during the Euro 2016 Group B match between Russia and Wales on June 20, 2016
Result: Wales make semi-finals of Euro 2016
Wales come from behind in Lille to record a 3-1 win over Belgium and book their spot in the semi-finals of Euro 2016.
Jul 1, 21:50
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring Wales's first goal against Slovakia at Euro 2016 on June 11, 2016
Result: Gareth McAuley's own goal sends Wales into quarter-finals of Euro 2016
Wales make history by reaching the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 thanks to an own goal from Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley.
Jun 25, 18:51
Steven Davis of Northern Ireland and Ashley Williams of Wales in action on March 24, 2016
Team News: Wales unchanged, Northern Ireland replace Conor Washington with Kyle Lafferty
Wales are unchanged for their Euro 2016 last 16 meeting with fellow UK nation Northern Ireland at the Parc des Princes, Paris.
Jun 25, 16:12
Emil Forsberg of Sweden scores the opening goal during the international friendly between against Wales on June 5, 2016
Result: Zlatan Ibrahimovic stars as Sweden beat Wales
Goals from Emil Forsberg, Mikael Lustig and John Guidetti see Sweden record a 3-0 win over Wales in Sunday afternoon's international friendly in Solna.
Jun 5, 16:53
Sweden's forward and team captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring his second goal during the Euro 2016 second leg play-off football match between Denmark and Sweden at Parken stadium in Copenhagen on November 17, 2015
Chris Coleman relishing Zlatan Ibrahimovic test
Wales manager Chris Coleman says that his players are looking forward to coming up against Zlatan Ibrahimovic when they face Sweden in their final Euro 2016 warm-up game.
Jun 3, 22:59
James Chester of West Bromwich Albion during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Port Vale at The Hawthorns on August 25, 2015
James Chester admits to West Bromwich Albion frustration
West Bromwich Albion defender James Chester speaks out about his frustration at a lack of starts at The Hawthorns.
Jun 2, 20:09
Mauricio Pochettino applauds after the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Team News: Tottenham Hotspur name unchanged lineup against West Bromwich Albion
Tottenham Hotspur keep the faith in the team that thrashed Stoke City for their home clash with West Bromwich Albion.
Apr 25, 19:05
Mauricio Pochettino congratulates Dele Alli during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews Monday's Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane.
Apr 22, 13:22
James Chester of West Bromwich Albion during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Port Vale at The Hawthorns on August 25, 2015
Swansea City planning bid for James Chester?
Swansea City will reportedly make an offer of £5m for West Bromwich Albion defender James Chester this summer.
Apr 7, 10:28
Lee Cattermole for Sunderland on October 4, 2014
Team News: One change for Sunderland against West Bromwich Albion
Sunderland make one change for this afternoon's visit of West Bromwich Albion.
Apr 2, 14:11
Andriy Yarmolenko celebrates scoring the opener during the international friendly between Ukraine and Wales on March 28, 2016
Result: Ukraine squeeze past Wales in Kiev
Andriy Yarmolenko scores the only goal of the game as Ukraine edge past Wales in their Euro 2016 warm-up match in Kiev.
Mar 28, 20:53
West Bromwich Albion's Welsh head coach Tony Pulis gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on December 13, 2015
Team News: One change for West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion make one change for the visit of Norwich City.
Mar 19, 14:12
Danny Simpson of Leicester City during the Pre Season Friendlly match between Lincoln City and Leicester City at Sincil Bank Stadium on July 21, 2015
Team News: Danny Simpson, Andy King back for Leicester
Danny Simpson and Andy King return to the Leicester City starting XI for the visit of West Bromwich Albion.
Mar 1, 18:48
Claudio Ranieri has a chuckle prior to the game between Aston Villa and Leicester on January 16, 2016
Preview: Leicester City vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Premier League clash between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium.
Feb 29, 17:15
Darren Fletcher celebrates finding the equaliser during the FA Cup replay between Peterborough United and West Bromwich Albion on February 10, 2016
Result: Penalty heartbreak for Peterborough as West Brom steal through
West Bromwich Albion sneak into the fifth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a penalty shootout victory over Peterborough United at London Road.
Feb 10, 22:27
Steven Taylor in action for Newcastle on January 1, 2015
Team News: Steven Taylor back for Newcastle United
Steven Taylor makes his first Newcastle start since August for the visit of West Bromwich Albion.
Feb 6, 14:09
James Chester of West Bromwich Albion during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Port Vale at The Hawthorns on August 25, 2015
West Bromwich Albion open to James Chester offers?
West Bromwich Albion will reportedly sell James Chester if they recoup the £8m that they paid for him six months ago.
Jan 9, 11:22
Tony Pulis manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on October 3, 2015
West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis: 'No problems with James Chester'
West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis says that he has "no problems" with James Chester, despite the defender questioning his future at the club.
Nov 17, 16:12
Wales defender James Chester during the Euro 2016 qualifying round football match Andorra vs Wales on September 9, 2014 at the Municipal Stadium in Andorra. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANI (Photo credit should read PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images)
James Chester: 'I need to be playing at club level to be ready for Euro 2016'
Wales and West Bromwich Albion defender James Chester states that he needs to be playing regularly at club level in order to be able to compete effectively at Euro 2016.
Nov 15, 22:38
Tom Lawrence the manager of Leicester City during the pre season friendly match between Mansfield Town and Leicester City at the One Call Stadium on July 25, 2015
Team News: Tom Lawrence makes first Wales start, Arjen Robben returns for Netherlands
Blackburn Rovers forward Tom Lawrence will make his first start for Wales in his side's international friendly against the Netherlands at Cardiff City Stadium.
Nov 13, 19:12



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