Confident Price has eyes on the prize

03 January 2021 21:01:40 GMTPlus10

Gerwyn Price says he is full of confidence as he set his sights on a first PDC World Championship title and the world number one spot.

Price reeled off the final three sets to topple Stephen Bunting 6-4 in Saturday's first semi-final to tee up a mouthwatering title decider with two-time champion Gary Anderson, who later beat Dave Chisnall 6-3 with a 100.03 average.

The Welshman had gone the distance in three of his opening four World Championship outings - wins over Brendan Dolan and Daryl Gurney went to a deciding leg - but he produced his performance of the tournament in the win over Bunting.

Price rattled in eight 100+ finishes to set an individual record in the event and posted his highest tournament average of 100.92 to beat a spirited Bunting.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the win, Price said: "After that game, I'm full of beans and full of confidence.

"I felt I stepped back a bit in the win over Daryl [Gurney] but I definitely improved in this game and I needed to."

Price added: "I seem to just find the edge when I need to and the better someone plays against me, the better I play."

The Welshman, set for his first world final and who will leapfrog Michael van Gerwen as the world number one with victory, feels there is plenty more in the tank as he prepares for the challenge of a rejuvenated Anderson.

The Flying Scotsman had struggled for most of the season but he has shown all his old sparkle at Alexandra Palace and was too classy for Chisnall, who had previously knocked out Dimitri van den Bergh and van Gerwen.

Anderson is chasing a third world title and is appearing in his fifth final, but it is Price who is the 8/11 favourite, with the Scot a 11/10 chance.

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