Price v Anderson World Final Rematch Highlights Premier League's Opening Night

There will also be a repeat of last year's Premier League final
17:29, 11 Mar 2021

Gerwyn Price will go head-to-head with Gary Anderson on the opening night of this year’s Unibet Premier League in a rematch of their 2021 PDC World Championship final clash.

Price beat Anderson 7-3 in January’s world final to become world champion for the first time, and the victory also saw him elevated to the top of the world rankings at the same time. He now faces a repeat of his showdown with Anderson on Night 1 of the 2021 Premier League in Milton Keynes.

There will also be a repeat of last year’s Premier League final on the same evening as champion Glen Durrant faces off against Nathan Aspinall. Durrant, who finished top of the table after the two phases of league play, went on to beat Aspinall 11-8 in the best-of-21-leg final at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in October.

However, Aspinall will be looking to repeat his two league phase wins over Durrant in last year’s competition when the pair meet on opening night at the Marshall Arena.

The entire first phase of the competition will be played behind closed doors at the same venue due to Covid-19, with nine rounds of play being condensed into a three-week period between 5 and 22 April. Following the Judgement Night fixtures on Night 9, the bottom two players in the 10-man competition will be eliminated, with the remaining seven rounds being thrashed out between the top eight players.

Five-time Premier League champion Michael van Gerwen faces Dimitri van den Bergh on opening night, while former finalist Peter Wright takes on debutant Jonny Clayton. Fellow new boy Jose de Sousa also comes up against a previous finalist in Rob Cross.

Each night of action will begin at 7pm, with Sky Sports screening the entire tournament in the UK, alongside coverage on PDCTV.

GLEN DURRANT WON LAST YEAR'S PREMIER LEAGUE, BEATING NATHAN ASPINALL IN THE FINAL
GLEN DURRANT WON LAST YEAR'S PREMIER LEAGUE, BEATING NATHAN ASPINALL IN THE FINAL

Phase 1 Fixtures:

Night One - Monday 5 April

Nathan Aspinall v Glen Durrant

Rob Cross v Jose de Sousa

Peter Wright v Jonny Clayton

Gerwyn Price v Gary Anderson

Michael van Gerwen v Dimitri van den Bergh

Night Two - Tuesday 6 April

Gary Anderson v Jose de Sousa

Jonny Clayton v Glen Durrant

Dimitri van den Bergh v Nathan Aspinall

Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright

Gerwyn Price v Rob Cross

Night Three - Wednesday 7 April

Rob Cross v Michael van Gerwen

Glen Durrant v Dimitri van den Bergh

Peter Wright v Gary Anderson

Nathan Aspinall v Gerwyn Price

Jose de Sousa v Jonny Clayton

Night Four - Thursday 8 April

Dimitri van den Bergh v Peter Wright

Jonny Clayton v Rob Cross

Jose de Sousa v Nathan Aspinall

Gerwyn Price v Michael van Gerwen

Gary Anderson v Glen Durrant

Night Five - Friday 9 April

Gary Anderson v Jonny Clayton

Peter Wright v Rob Cross

Michael van Gerwen v Nathan Aspinall

Gerwyn Price v Glen Durrant

Dimitri van den Bergh v Jose de Sousa

Night Six - Monday 19 April

Rob Cross v Gary Anderson

Jose de Sousa v Gerwyn Price

Jonny Clayton v Dimitri van den Bergh

Glen Durrant v Michael van Gerwen

Nathan Aspinall v Peter Wright

Night Seven - Tuesday 20 April

Glen Durrant v Jose de Sousa

Rob Cross v Dimitri van den Bergh

Nathan Aspinall v Jonny Clayton

Peter Wright v Gerwyn Price

Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson

Night Eight - Wednesday 21 April

Rob Cross v Nathan Aspinall

Gary Anderson v Dimitri van den Bergh

Michael van Gerwen v Jose de Sousa

Gerwyn Price v Jonny Clayton

Peter Wright v Glen Durrant

Judgement Night - Thursday 22 April

Jonny Clayton v Michael van Gerwen

Glen Durrant v Rob Cross

Jose de Sousa v Peter Wright

Nathan Aspinall v Gary Anderson

Dimitri van den Bergh v Gerwyn Price

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