UK time is: 15:27:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Chester City Vs Swansea City Preview

Roberto Martinez will take his Championship squad to the border region on Thursday as he prepares to take on his former club Chester City.

Martinez joined the Cheshire club in the summer of 2006 on a free transfer after being released in acrimonious circumstances by then manager Kenny Jackett. He made his début for the club in a pre-season friendly on the 29th July against Huddersfield. Martinez went onto make 34 appearances for the league two club. The Spaniard made a shock return to The Liberty Stadium but this time as manager of the club little under 8 months after signing for the Seals. His time at Chester has not gone unnoticed by the Deva Stadium faithful, some have even attributed the loss of the former Wigan man for their down turn in form at the end of the 2006/07 season.

Over the course of the summer there have been wholesale changes to the squad that finished 20th in League Two last term just six points from relegation from the Football League. With a 3-1 loss against Carlisle United, a draw 2-2 draw against Southport and a 2-1 win against Blue Square North outfit Vauxhall Motors, Swansea City will provide the sternest pre-season test to Simon Davies' side. Deva Stadium officials are hoping that the fixture will bring a much needed cash injection into the club as owner Steven Vaughan has outlined on the clubs official site: "Im now hoping that our friendly against Swansea City will bring in a bit of support and income before the season arrives."

There will be a travelling contingent following Swansea City to add to the club coffers. Roberto Martinez's squad returned from the Spanish sun fresh in the knowledge their fitness levels and team harmonics have been greatly enhanced. So far this pre-season the club have scored a colossal 24 goals in 8 games with Guillem Bauza leading the scoring charts. It is that kind of form that will be vital going into the new season with the opening game of the league campaign against Charlton Athletic just 11 days away. The Blues will provide the new influx of Iberian players the opportunity to learn more about the British game ready for a test against premiership new boys West Bromwich Albion and Dutch Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag within the next week.

Vital Swansea Prediction: Chester City 1-3 Swansea City

More pre-match build up to come....




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 29 2008

Time: 8:37PM

Your Comments

Should be a good opportunity for the squad to score a few more goals and get the match fitness up. We shouldnt lose to a team like Chester, although no disrespect to them
Tini
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 2 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 2 Newcastle
Sunderland 0 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 1 Southampton
Chelsea 4 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 3 - 0 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 2 11
8. Swansea 8 3 2 3 1 11
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11
11. Hull City 8 2 4 2 0 10

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Rodgers Bemoans 'Sloppy' Goals
» Liverpool : 23/10/2014 14:54:00
A Busted Flush
» Arsenal : 23/10/2014 13:11:00
Sunderland Sign French Defender On Loan
» Sunderland : 23/10/2014 13:09:00
Poyet Insists Coates Was Fit When He Signed.
» Sunderland : 23/10/2014 11:23:00
Europa League good experience for Barkley
» Everton : 23/10/2014 11:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your Man of the Match vs Stoke City
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 4%
Rangel 4%
Williams 14%
Fernandez 0%
Taylor 0%
Ki 66%
Carroll 0%
Sigurdsson 4%
Routledge 4%
Dyer 0%
Bony 0%
Montero 4%
Gomis 0%