Chester boss Mick Wadsworth makes two changes following Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Eastbourne Borough for the first visit of Gateshead to the Deva Stadium.
Midfielder Ben Wilkinson comes in for Anthony Barry and defender Shaun Kelly is recalled in place of Rhys Meynell. Veteran defender Chris Swailes (hamstring) is on the Gateshead bench.
Tuesday’s game should originally have taken place in the first week of the season on 10 August – but it was one of City’s two matches postponed by the FA.
Chester City: Danby, Lea, Lynch, Kelly, Ryan, Wilkinson, Kay, Roberts, Ashton, Blundell, Chadwick.
Subs: Murphy, Meynell, Rule, Owen, Ellams
Gateshead: Provett, Baxter, Curtis, Pelonde, Robinson, Richardson, Gate, Turnbull, Mackay, Ascherl, One.
Subs: Armstrong, Phillips, Farman, Swailes, McDermott
Referee: J Collins (Wales)