Preview for the First Preseason Match | Stoke City vs Chester FC

• Stoke City will debut in their first match of the preseason

• The team’s three new signings are expected to debut in this unofficial match

• We will see the work of Steve Schumacher over the course of July

Preview for the First Preseason Match | Stoke City vs Chester FC
Preview for the First Preseason Match | Stoke City vs Chester FC / Charlotte Tattersall/GettyImages

For their first preseason match, The Potters will face Chester FC, a team from the sixth division of England, as both prepare for their respective competitions.

This will be an important match to watch, showcasing the work Steve Schumacher has done since the preseason began on July 1. Additionally, we will see the three new signings play in competition for the first time in an unofficial match.

The 23/24 Season for Chester FC

Chester FC, from the sixth division of England, did not have their best season last year, finishing in tenth place with 69 points in 45 matches, averaging a low number of points per match. However, they will face Stoke City, a team that was in the Premier League a few years ago and is eager to return there.

Chester FC played their last match on July 6, losing 3-2 to Stockport County in their preseason opener. The Potters played their last match on May 4, where they won 4-0 against Bristol City.

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Eric Bocat, Ben Gibson, and Viktor Johansson are expected to see minutes in this match against Chester FC. These new signings will be crucial to evaluate in this first preseason match, setting the team on the path to a great result.

For this match, we expect to see a renewed team mentality and a positive start for Stoke City, leaving an exciting impression for their fans and inspiring hopes of competing well in the EFL Championship, aiming for the Playoffs to return to the Premier League.

The next match after this one against Chester FC will take place on July 17, a week later, to continue evaluating the team against Cork City, especially with a clearer idea of the team’s play after the match on July 11.