The Villa fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to their club’s Twitter post. The club tweeted a picture of James Chester in training, with the caption “Has there been a more consistent defender in the league this season?” Fans have been having their say in response to the post as they look at the league’s best defenders.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) April 18, 2018
James Chester has certainly played his part in a superb campaign for the Villa Park faithful this season. The defender has a 100% record of minutes played for the club in the Championship this season, not missing a single minute and scoring three goals in the process. Chester’s three goals came in three successive matches in March against Sunderland, Wolves and QPR as the club looked to be chasing Cardiff for an automatic promotion spot at the time.
The incredible consistency on show in Chester’s game has convinced Steve Bruce to hand him the captain’s armband on 12 occasions this season, most recently in the club’s last two fixtures against Leeds and Cardiff in successive 1-0 wins. Chester has partnered Chelsea legend and veteran defender John Terry for a lot of the season and the pair have gone down as one of the divisions most formidable duos at the back. Chester will be hoping he can continue performing as Villa aim for promotion via the playoffs this season.
You can read our resident Villains’ verdict on Chester’s consistent displays here:
Well if you go by the EFL team of the season none of our players have been good enough.
— Karl Smith (@karlsmith8511) April 18, 2018
— Sam Pennells (@SamPennells) 18 April 2018
Been better than JT for me.
— Scott (@CaptainScott87) April 18, 2018
John terry apparently
— martyn webb (@mwebb7) 19 April 2018
There is an argument for John Terry, but as he missed a few games due to injury, I'd say Chester takes it.
— Simon Goode (@Goode38) April 18, 2018
No he’s amazing. Mr Dependable Mr Consistent and my favourite player for last two seasons UTV
— Claret and Blue (@debbieb63) 18 April 2018
No…… but yet he didn't make the @EFL team of the year!!!!
— Shaun Reynolds (@shaunreynolds75) April 18, 2018
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