FOLLOW Live Darts

Taylor Desperate To Win Back Premier League Title

Phil Taylor goes into next week's Play-offs as red hot favourite for a sixth Premier League title, we caught up with the Power after his 7-7 draw with Gary Anderson in Newcastle.

Watch and bet on live Premier League Darts at Bet365 > Live streaming > Darts

Taylor was held to a dramatic draw by reigning champion Anderson at the Metro Radio Arena on Thursday as he cemented top spot going into finals night having lost just once in 14 matches.

He was pushed all the way by the Flying Scotsman, who despite the draw could not avoid finishing bottom of the pile, as Taylor snatched a point with a tidy 68 finish.

The Power boasts a tournament average of over 100 and has shown unstoppable form throughout the testing 14-week campaign, returning to his clinical best and justifying his odds-on 4/11 price to lift the title next week.

His Semi-Final opponent is multiple major winner James Wade, a man with whom Taylor has shared a number of memorable matches, none more so than the 'nine-dart final' of 2010.

Having fallen at the Semi-Final hurdle last year, the Stoke legend is even more determined to go one step further and re-claim the title and the £150,000 first prize in front of a potential record crowd of 12,000 at London's stunning O2 Arena.

He told Live-Darts: "This is up there with the World Championship."

"Even though it's not a ranking tournament, it's four months of hard slog, you've got to be right and travel week-in week-out but it's been a pleasure to take part in the Premier League this year.

Against James next week it will be tough, there are no easy games and you know you're in for a tough one against him so I'll try my best and hopefully go all the way," added the 15-time World Champion. 

Latest outright odds (courtesy of Bet365)
Phil Taylor 4/11
Simon Whitlock 5/1
James Wade 7/1
Andy Hamilton 14/1

Hear what Phil Taylor had to say in his post-match press conference here (also includes unprompted contributions from Gary Anderson) 

Recent Video Articles

  • Wade: "The crowd are disgusting"

    James Wade hit out at the fans who booed him in Newcastle on Thursday evening, calling them "disgusting" and "wrong". ...

  • Taylor Desperate To Win Back Premier League Title

    Phil Taylor goes into next week's Play-offs as red hot favourite for a sixth Premier League title, we caught up with the Power after his 7-7 draw with Gary Anderson in Newcastle....

  • 24 Feb 11: Anderson v Webster

    ...

  • 24 Feb 11: Whitlock v Wade

    ...

  • 24 Feb 11: Lewis v Barneveld

    ...

  • 24 Feb 11: Taylor v Jenkins

    ...

  • 17 Feb 11: Premier League Darts - Jenkins v Anderson

    ...

  • 17 Feb 11: Premier League Darts - Taylor v Webster

    ...

  • 17 Feb 11: Premier League Darts - Whitlock v van Barneveld

    ...

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Reyes enjoys debut qualification for European Tour double as van de Pas, Klaasen and Ronny Huybrechts also prevail

    Cristo Reyes marked a dream debut as a Tour Card holder by qualifying for the opening two European Tour events of the season, and was joined by the likes of Benito van de Pas, Jelle Klaasen and Ronny Huybrechts on Saturday....

  • Anderson dominates PDC Annual Awards Dinner with quartet of accolades

    Gary Anderson was a four-time winner at the PDC Annual Awards Dinner, while James Wade, Stephen Bunting and Keegan Brown also collected trophies at The Dorchester in London on Thursday night....

  • Darts news round-up - The latest stories from across the PDC and BDO this week

    A round-up of the latest news away from the oche in the world of darts over the past seven days......

  • Proud Petersen set to clock up the air miles on his return to the PDC circuit

    Devon Petersen has vowed to travel back and forth to his native South Africa up to 20 times this season as he juggles work with pleasure on the PDC tour. ...

  • Eight outsiders who could take the PDC Tour by storm this season

    The new PDC darts season began in earnest last weekend, and with an action-packed year of floor and big stage events ahead, we pick out a crop of players to keep an eye on....

  • Painter, Webster, Newton and nine-dart Gilding among Gibraltar Trophy qualifiers

    Kevin Painter, Mark Webster and Wes Newton marked a welcome return to winning ways by securing their qualification for the Gibraltar Darts Trophy in March, while Andrew Gilding produced a stunning nine-darter. ...

  • Wilson, Jenkins, Part and Petersen among German Championship qualifiers

    James Wilson, Terry Jenkins, John Part and Devon Petersen were among the big names to secure their qualification for the first European Tour event of the season in Germany next month....

  • Green, Caris, O'Connor and Haines among final Tour Card winners at Q School

    Robbie Green, Magnus Caris, William O'Connor and Johnny Haines were among the big names to land coveted PDC Tour Cards at the final time of asking on day four at Qualifying School in Wigan on Saturday. ...

  • PDC Q School 2015 day four draw - The full first round draw for Saturday's final event

    The race to secure an all-important PDC Tour Card draws to a close on Saturday as a vast field of players make a last-ditch effort to keep their darting dream alive at Q School in Wigan....

More Stories

Claim your free bet

  • £200bonus
    1.
    Watch & bet on live darts at 365

    Find out why bet365 is the World's largest bookmaker with over 10 million customers. Superb in-play service and live watch and bet streaming of big sporting events including all darts streams. Plus, deposit £200 and have £400 to use whichever way you like, no tokens, just cash! Register to activate.

  • £10>20bonus
    2.
    Bet £10 Get £20 Free

    William Hill are the official sponsors of the 2015 World Championships and they're giving all darts fans £20 in free bets when they sign-up and deposit just £10.

    William Hill customers can also watch every throw from the World Championships live online via WHTV, the site's live streaming service.

  • £25bonus
    3.
    Live Streaming Darts - new

    Ladbrokes have just started a new live streaming sports service available to members for free - register using the code MAXCASH to access.

  • £5bonus
    4.
    Claim a free £5 no deposit bet

    BetVictor are the title sponsors of the second biggest event of the year - the World Matchplay. They are offering all darts fans a completely free £5 bet!

  • £250bonus
    5.
    £250 free bet

    Get £250 free when you bet £250 at Paddy Power.

  • £5bonus
    6.
    £5 free every week from Skybet!

    All new customers at Sky Bet will get a £5 free bet each week simply for betting with Skybet and their newly launched Skybet Free Bet Club. All you have to do is bet a fiver each week to get a free fiver! That's £260 free in just one year...nice one!

  • £25 bonus
    7.
    Risk-free £25 at Sportingbet

    Sportingbet offer exclusive outright markets on all non-televised PDC ProTour events. They have a generous welcome bonus which means that if your first bet loses, then you will get it refunded (up to £25). Use the promotional code MAXIMUMBONUS when you sign up.

  • £10>30bonus
    8.
    Bet £10 Get £30 Free

    Register an account with Betfair and bet £10 and you will receive £30 in free bets. That's a 300% bonus!

  • £25bonus
    9.
    Free £25 when you join Betfred

    Register with Betfred.com today for a free £25 matched bet. Also enjoy regular darts promotions from the Bonus King and superb darts betting markets.

  • £5>20bonus
    10.
    Bet £5 Get £20 Free

    Register an account with Coral and bet £5 on any darts match and you will receive £20 in free bets

  • £10bonus
    11.
    Free £10 bet using MAXIMUMBONUS

    Use promotion code MAXIMUMBONUS when you register with Stan James and claim a free £10 bet! Watch live darts online via your account!

  • £5 > £20bonus
    12.
    Bet £5 and get £20 free

    Place a first bet of just £5, and Winner will reward you with a £20 free bet to use on any sports market!

Bookmakers


Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Taylor Desperate To Win Back Premier League Title

Phil Taylor goes into next week's Play-offs as red hot favourite for a sixth Premier League title, we caught up with the Power after his 7-7 draw with Gary Anderson in Newcastle.

Read more »