Jon McCarthy hopes the Blues can continue to build momentum and secure another positive result from an arduous trip to Dartford tonight (7.45pm).
Assistant manager McCarthy has taken heart from the continuing improvement the side are showing and the fighting spirit that helped them come from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
Tonight brings together the two clubs that were relegated at the end of last season and then reprieved because of financial woes at Hereford United and Salisbury City.
Chester have shown enough so far to suggest there will be no repeat of those struggles but Dartford are finding the going difficult again and go into the game fourth from bottom.
McCarthy accepts a 430 mile round trip to Kent on a Tuesday night is not an appealing prospect but insists the squad will be physically and mentally prepared.
Last season a fine goal from Gareth Seddon gave the Blues a 1-0 win in a game that was billed as a six-pointer given the then perilous position the two clubs found themselves.
McCarthy said: "It's some journey. We went there last year and won but they've improved.
"I think we caught them at the end of last season when we were doing well and they were struggling a bit.
"It's a tough game with the travelling on top but we go there with a lot of confidence.
"It's great that we go in as favourites: that's a tag you have if you perform. We understand the psychology of that and we are prepared."
Chester will be missing injured right back Ben Heneghan with Michael Kay, so impressive since his conversion to centre half, taking his place.
Steve Burr has concerns over Rhys Oates and Josh O'Keefe, who both picked up knocks at the weekend, but Sean McConville could return to the starting side after he impressed off the bench.
Dartford are not in good form going into the game having won once in the last nine games, a 2-1 home win over rivals Welling United on November 11.
Prior to that the Darts had gone four matches without a win at Princes Park and lost 1-0 at Lincoln City on Saturday.
Manager Tony Burman accepts his side need to find some improved home form, starting tonight.
"Like always, it is going to be a difficult game," Burman told the News Shopper.
"Chester have made the decision to go full-time this year and now they will be a tough nut to crack.
"But we are at home, we have got to realise that and we have to start turning the draws we have been having at home into wins and it is as simple as that.
"If it means having a poor performance but getting the three points then so be it – but the main aim is to get three points out of the game."