Blues midfielder Kingsley James is poised to win his first England C cap after being named in a 16-man squad to face Estonia U23s.
England C boss Paul Fairclough had named an extended squad for the International Challenge Trophy game but has now finalised his selection following the weekend's FA Cup results.
James arrived at the Swansway Chester Stadium in the summer from Hereford United and has arguably been the club's best performer this season.
He has been an ever present in the league and FA Cup, and has scored once in his 20 appearances to date.
James signed a 12-month deal in the summer but the club will be eager to extend his contract with his form attracting admirers from the Football League.
Following the home game against Gateshead on Saturday, the 22-year-old and his club boss Steve Burr, who assists Fairclough, will link up with the England C squad for the Estonia match, which takes place at The Shay in Halifax on Tuesday.
James is in line to become the club's second England C international after Antoni Sarcevic, who scored in a 6-1 win over Bermuda in 2013.
Goalkeepers: Andrew Coughlin (Wrexham), Calum Kitscha (Hayes & Yeading United).
Defenders: Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers), Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers), Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town), Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers), Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town).
Midfielders: Chey Adams (Ilkeston), Harry Beautyman (Welling United), Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers), Jake Gallagher (Welling United), Kingsley James (Chester FC), Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town), Andy Yiadom (Barnet).
Strikers: Omar Bogle (Solihull Moors), Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City), James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).