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) 

comments powered by Disqus

All Video News

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: Taylor v Jenkins

    ...

  • 24 Feb 11: Lewis v Barneveld

    ...

  • 24 Feb 11: Whitlock v Wade

    ...

  • 24 Feb 11: Anderson v Webster

    ...

  • 17 Feb 11: Premier League Darts - Wade v Lewis

    ...

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

    ...

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

    ...

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Perth Darts Masters draw announced - Michael van Gerwen to face Kyle Anderson in first round on Friday

    The draw for the 2014 Perth Darts Masters has been made with top seed Michael van Gerwen facing home player Kyle Anderson while Phil Taylor will play David Platt in round one. ...

  • Van Gerwen targeting clean sweep in World Series of Darts

    Michael van Gerwen says he is eyeing the full set of World Series titles this season after claiming glory in Singapore last weekend....

  • Tichowitsch and Miles secure Perth Darts Masters qualification

    Shane Tichowitsch and Justin Miles secured their places in the inaugural Perth Darts Masters after winning through the DPA qualifiers in Fremantle on Sunday....

  • Inspired Van Gerwen storms to Singapore Masters title

    Michael van Gerwen got back to winning ways as he claimed glory in the inaugural Singapore Darts Masters with an 11-8 win over Simon Whitlock in final on Saturday....

  • Singapore Masters 2014 live scores and tournament schedule of play

    Darts creates a new slice of history with the first televised PDC tournament to be held in Singapore, and you can keep in touch with the latest results and fixtures here. ...

  • Singapore Darts Masters day two preview - Final four with glory in their sights

    The 2014 Singapore Darts Masters draws to a close on Saturday, with the Semi-Finals and final comprising an unmissable climax to the World Series event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium....

  • Chisnall stuns Taylor in Singapore Darts Masters opener

    Dave Chisnall sent Phil Taylor crashing out of the Singapore Darts Masters on day one with a terrific 10-6 victory, as Michael van Gerwen, James Wade and Simon Whitlock joined him in the Semi-Finals of the new World Series event....

  • Singapore Darts Masters day one preview - Elite eight in Quarter-Final action

    The 2014 Singapore Darts Masters gets underway on Friday with four mouth-watering Quarter-Final ties in the offering at the Singapore Indoor Stadium....

  • Singapore Masters 2014 draw - Taylor to face Chisnall in World Series opener

    The draw for the inaugural Singapore Darts Masters has been made, with Phil Taylor kicking off his latest title pursuit with a clash against Dave Chisnall....

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.

  • £100bonus
    2.
    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.

  • £250bonus
    3.
    £250 free bet

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

  • £50 bonus
    4.
    Exclusive £50 free bets

    BetVictor are the new title sponsor of the second biggest event of the year - the World Matchplay running now. Grab £50 in free bets from BetVictor in this exclusive offer.

  • £5bonus
    5.
    £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!

  • £10bonus
    6.
    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!

  • £25bonus
    7.
    £25 free bet

    Watch the Darts Live online - register via this link and get free live stream access all year round.

  • £50bonus
    8.
    £50 free bet

    Get your £50 free bet now at Coral

  • £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.

  • £20bonus
    10.
    Betfair £20 free

    Register with the World Matchplay official sponsor and get a £20 free bet - Stake £20 and if your selection loses you'll get your £20 bet refunded.

  • £50bonus
    11.
    Risk-free £50 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 £50). Use the promotional code MAXIMUMBONUS when you sign up.

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 »