Premier League darts makes its return on Wednesday night with all to play for.
With only four rounds of matches left until finals night, a number of players could yet make the final four, and qualify for the semi-finals.
Having a look at the league table, with 12 rounds of games played up to seven of the nine players in the tournament can still reach the final four. That is testament how close the competition has been.
One man who seems certain to reach the last four is the player who is four points clear at the top of the table, Glenn Durrant.
Former BDO man in great form
The multiple-time BDO World Champion has won 8 out of twelve matches so far and has lost one, a remarkable record which seems him four points clear of second placed Gary Anderson in his first ever Premier League appearance.
It would be some achievement by Durrant if he managed to win the tournament in his first ever appearance. Still, there is a while to go yet before that happens.
As for the other contenders, Gary Anderson is playing very well, whoever he admitted to Darts News that he was ‘fuming’ with himself after letting a four leg lead slip in the recent 7-7 draw with Durrant.
Anderson is one of the in-form players of the Premier League. However, the same can’t be said of Michael Van Gerwin, who has lost three of his last four matches.
However, he still remains in the frame to make finals night, as he stands in third place.
Battle for fourth place far from over
As for fourth place, that is currently occupied by Gerwyn Price. However, Nathan Aspinall is also on 13 points with World Champion Peter Wright and Michael Smith also in the hunt.
The biggest match on Wednesday night’s return to action has to be Price vs Aspinall. Fourth place takes on fifth place. A win for Price would put him two points ahead of ‘The Asp’. That would give him a real chance of making the top four.
The other significant match sees Peter Wright take on Michael Van Gerwin. A game Wright really has to win to give himself a chance of making the top four.
As ever, it promises to be a very exciting night of darts.