Michael van Gerwen lifted a third William Hill World Darts Championship crown at the Alexandra Palace last night with a 7-3 victory over Michael Smith and in the aftermath of the match the ten players were announced for the 2019 Unibet Premier League, which kicks off on February 7.
Dutch star van Gerwen has won the last three Premier League titles, with last year's 11-4 annihilation of the aforementioned Smith being his most impressive performance as he averaged over 112 en route to victory.
van Gerwen is the star attraction in the field, while Smith will be hoping to avenge for last year's final loss and also Tuesday night's World Championship beating, but away from that pair there's a whole host of top quality players drafted into the ten names.
Dual winner Gary Anderson is one of the star names, while 2018 World Champion Rob Cross is another sure to be fancied to go far. Raymond van Barneveld will feature in the Premier League for one final time as the legendary thrower is set to retire at the end of the 2020 William Hill World Championship.
Peter Wright, Daryl Gurney, Gerwyn Price, Mensur Suljovic and James Wade complete the ten-strong field and the action gets under way at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on February 7, with the final concluding at London's O2 Arena on May 23.
2019 Unibet Premier League Field
Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld
2019 Unibet Premier League Darts Dates
Night One - Thursday February 7 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Night Two - Thursday February 14 - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Night Three - Thursday February 21 - 3Arena, Dublin
Night Four - Thursday February 28 - Westpoint Exeter
Night Five - Thursday March 7 - The BHGE Arena, Aberdeen
Night Six - Thursday March 14 - Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Night Seven - Thursday March 21 - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Night Eight - Wednesday March 27 - Rotterdam Ahoy
Night Nine (Judgement Night) - Thursday March 28 - Rotterdam Ahoy
Night Ten - Thursday April 4 - The SSE Arena, Belfast
Night 11 - Thursday April 11 - Echo Arena, Liverpool
Night 12 - Thursday April 18 - Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Night 13 - Thursday April 25 - Arena Birmingham
Night 14 - Thursday May 2 - The Manchester Arena
Night 15 - Thursday May 9 - The FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
Night 16 - Thursday May 16 - First Direct Arena, Leeds
Play-Offs - Thursday May 23 - O2 Arena, London