By Alex Moss
30 MARCH 2017 • 1:34PM
Michael van Gerwen is hoping he can get back to winning ways in the Betway Premier League in Cardiff tonight.
The reigning Premier League champion saw his unbeaten record this season ended by Raymond van Barneveld in Manchester last week.
Van Gerwen takes on Dave Chisnall at the Motorpoint Arena this evening and will need a victory to return to the top of the table.
“It was disappointing to lose to Raymond but that game’s gone now and I have to prepare myself properly for this week,” said the world number one.
“It’s close between everyone (in the table) so you can’t afford any more mistakes.
“Dave’s a brilliant player and he’s one of the biggest scorers in the game, so I know I’ve got to be on form.”
Van Gerwen dropped to second place in the table this morning after it was announced Peter Wright had been awarded a 7-0 win in his scheduled game tonight against Kim Huybrechts, after the Belgian withdrew from the match due to family reasons.
The revised order of play for tonight’s Betway Premier League will now be as follows:
Betway Premier League
Week Nine – Thursday March 30
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Phil Taylor v Jelle Klaasen
Gary Anderson v Adrian Lewis
Raymond van Barneveld v James Wade
Michael van Gerwen v Dave Chisnall
(all matches are the best of 12 legs)