Reigning Betway Premier League champion Michael Van Gerwen returned to the top of the table with an impressive 7-1 win over Dave Chisnall at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Thursday night, averaging 104.25 and hitting 50 percent of his darts at a double.
The Dutchman had lost his first game of the season a week ago against Raymond van Barneveld, but showed no mercy as he defied five 180s from Chisnall with a dominant display.
“I had to play well tonight and I’m happy that I did,” said Van Gerwen.
“The pressure was on me because I want to be back on top of the table where I belong and where I’ve worked hard for.
“When you lose a game, like last week, you’re upset but tonight I enjoyed it again.
“I’m a happy man and I’m already looking forward to next week.”