Confident Chizzy ready for MVG

01 January 2021 16:51:21 GMTPlus10

Dave Chisnall is relishing the prospect of facing world number one Michael van Gerwen in the PDC World Championship quarter-finals.

The 40-year-old former BDO world finalist from St Helens has reached the last eight of the pDc tournament for the third time, with each of his previous runs to the quarters coming to an end at the hands of Gary Anderson.

It will be a fast, exciting game and I'm looking forward to it.

Dave Chisnall

This time around Chisnall faces Van Gerwen, who has beaten the Englishman on three occasions in major PDC finals, as well as two World Series finals.

However, Chizzy refuses to be downbeat going into the contest, doing so on the back of a fine 4-2 win over Dimitri Van den Bergh in the fourth round.

He told the official DC website: "I've felt really confident throughout the whole tournament and I think it will be a great match against Michael.

"I will just have to tidy up a few sloppy darts, but I know I can beat him. It will be a fast, exciting game and I'm looking forward to it."

The clash between Van Gerwen and Chisnall rounds off the quarter-final schedule on Friday, with the other evening match seeing third seed Gerwyn Price take on Northern Irishman Daryl Gurney.

Price will become the top-ranked player in the world if he goes on to claim a first world title at the Ally Pally.

The afternoon session opens up with Krzysztof Ratajski facing former BDO world champion Stephen Bunting, before two-time PDC champ Gary Anderson matches up against Dirk Van Duijvenbode.

Anderson is priced at 6/5 to win a third world title, with Price available at 4/6 and Van Gerwen 1212/1 to be crowned world champion for a fourth time.

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