Vale boss Micky Adams was forced to change his starting line-up for the first time in five matches against Morecambe last weekend when Chilvers came down with a bout of flu.
Adam Yates replaced him in the team for the 1-0 home defeat to the Shrimps.
Adams must decide whether Chilvers goes straight back into his XI at Plainmoor.
Midfielders Robert Taylor, Chris Shuker, Sam Morsy and Chris Birchall and strikers Louis Dodds, Calvin Andrew and Ben Williamson are also hoping for recalls.
Young defender Joe Davis is unlikely to make the journey to Devon as he continues to nurse a knee injury.