Mark Wright has continued his preparations ahead of next season by axing six players.
Ryan Brookfield, Carl Regan, Luke Dimech, Tom Curtis, Marcus Richardson (pictured) and Abdou El Kholti have all been told that their futures lie elsewhere.
The departures of Regan, Dimech and Curtis are the most surprising, having played over 100 games between them last season.
However, Sean Hessey and Paul Rutherford have both been offered new contracts with the League Two outfit.
Meanwhile, Chester will play Chesterfield in a pre-season friendly on July 22 at the Deva Stadium.