Chisnall out to keep up perfect Premier League start in Liverpool

Dave Chisnall. Picture: Lawrence Lustig.
Dave Chisnall. Picture: Lawrence Lustig.

Dave Chisnall will look to make it a hat-trick of wins to start this year’s Betway Premier League Darts when he faces James Wade in Liverpool on Thursday night.

The Morecambe ace will kick off the night against the 2009 winner in front of more than 7,000 fans at the Echo Arena.

Chisnall has already recorded wins over Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld and will look to maintain his perfect start to the season.

He said: “You have to have a good start and four points so far is a good start for me.

“I ground out the win last week and you’ve got to do that sometimes, and it should be a good game against James.

“James is playing very well at the moment but I’ve just got to take my recent game up there and hopefully I can do the business.”

Wade is also unbeaten, after picking up a draw and a win from his opening two games.

He said: “I’m really happy with my start.

“I’m playing well, finishing okay and I think for the first time in my career I’m scoring better than I am finishing.

“If my finishing comes along with the scoring I’ve developed and found, I think I’m quite a force.

“I feel confident playing Dave - but he’ll say and feel the same way. I’m positive and I look forward to it.”

Elsewhere, Wright takes on van Barneveld, Phil Taylor faces on local favourite Stephen Bunting, Michael van Gerwen goes up against Gary Anderson before Adrian Lewis and Kim Huybrechts close out the night.

Sky Sports’ live coverage starts at 7pm with Chisnall first on the oche.