Chisnall eyes up title success

02 January 2021 16:22:49 GMTPlus10

Dave Chisnall believes he is playing well enough to win the PDC World Championship, having despatched Michael van Gerwen in superb style.

Eighth seed Chisnall routed the world number one 5-0 in their quarter-final clash, with the Englishman moving on to face two-time champion Gary Anderson in the last four.

I want this World Championship title and I know I am playing well enough to win it.

Dave Chisnall

And he will do so full of confidence after having overpowered three-time winner Van Gerwen, averaging in excess of 107 as he ended a run of 27 straight losses to the Dutchman.

He told the official PDC website: "I'm so proud. I've put the effort in and it's paying off. I'm playing really well.

"Michael wasn't playing his best and I got frustrated that I let him into a few of the sets that went down to deciders, but I felt really comfortable and I deserved to win.

"I've been under the radar for the last few years, but I want this World Championship title and I know I am playing well enough to win it."

Chisnall can be backed at 10/11 to defeat Anderson in their semi-final and is 1212/1 to go all the way and be crowned PDC world champion.

Meanwhile, third seed Gerwyn Price, now 4/6 to win the tournament, held off a fightback from Daryl Gurney to win 5-4 and set up a semi-final showdown with Stephen Bunting (1212/1).

Once again Price was not at his best in progressing to the last four and admitted that he will need to sharpen up his act when he faces former BDO world champion Bunting.

The Welshman added: "I've certainly learned a big lesson - I shouldn't be complacent when I am 4-2 up. But I'm still in the tournament and I'm going to give it my all."

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