Chisnall hopes to keep proving Premier League doubters wrong

Dave Chisnall after victory over Adrian Lewis. Picture: Russell Pritchard/PDC Darts
Dave Chisnall after victory over Adrian Lewis. Picture: Russell Pritchard/PDC Darts
  • Dave Chisnall faces Phil Taylor in Manchester
  • Morecambe ace sits third in the table
  • Two players will be eliminated on Judgement Night at the Manchester Arena
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Dave Chisnall faces 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor when the Betway Premier League Darts moves to Manchester on Thursday night.

The Morecambe ace, third in the table, will look to continue a fine season having got back to winning ways with a 7-2 win over Adrian Lewis in Dublin last time out.

People said before the season started that I was one of the favourites to go out, but I’ve proved them wrong so far and I’m happy

Chisnall said: “People said before the season started that I was one of the favourites to go out, but I’ve proved them wrong so far and I’m happy.

“I’m doing well and I’ll be trying to keep that going now.

“I won’t get great results every week but I’m trying to do that and hopefully I can stay in that top four.”

Chinsall and Taylor are second on stage at the Manchester Arena after Michael van Gerwen and James Wade open the night live on Sky Sports.

The ninth league night is Judgement Night with the bottom two in the table at the end of the night set to be eliminated from the competition.

In the closest race yet since the elimination scenario was introduced to the event in 2013, five players still have a chance of being knocked out.

Bottom-placed Kim Huybrechts, who sits two points adrift, has to defeat Stephen Bunting and hope that both Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld lose if the Belgian is to survive.

While van Barneveld takes on high-flying World Champion Gary Anderson, Lewis plays Peter Wright, who could be dragged into the elimination battle along with Bunting if they suffer defeat.

The action on Sky Sports starts at 7pm.