Daryl Gurney 40/1
Premier League debut for Daryl “Super-Chin” Gurney, among the most consistent performers in 2017 during televised events.
‘Super-Chin’ won his first Pro Tour title back in April, before securing his maiden televised title at the World Grand Prix, where he defeated Simon Whitlock in a thrilling final.
Prior to this year’s World Championship, the Northern Irishman had reached the quarter-finals of every ranking major this year, which saw him rise to a career high of fourth in the world.
Mensur Suljovic 40/1
Another Premier League debut for Mensur Suljovic after enjoying a great 2017.
‘The Gentle’ won his maiden TV title in September’s Champions League of Darts, defeating Wright, Dave Chisnall, Raymond van Barneveld and Gary Anderson en route to glory.
The enigmatic Austrian has become a very popular figure with the fans and his lethal combination finishing combined with his composure under pressure will make him a dangerous contender.
Raymond van Barneveld 25/1
The most senior player in this years Premier League is Raymond van Barneveld.
Van Barneveld has reached the play-offs in eight of his previous 12 appearances and defeated Taylor and Michael van Gerwen on the same night to lift the title back in 2014.
The five-time world champion relishes the big occasion, as evidenced by his wins over Van Gerwen and Anderson in last year’s group-phase.
However, he hasn’t reached the play-offs since 2015 and with the array of newcomers in this year’s field, he may sense an opportunity.
Gerwyn Price 80/1
Gerwyn Price is the fourth and final debutant in this year’s event.
‘The Iceman’ has been rewarded for reaching two televised finals in 2017; following up his appearance in the UK Open Final by reaching the World Cup Final alongside his fellow countryman Mark Webster.
Price lost out to MvG in a dramatic last 16 clash at the Ally Pally, where he missed set darts for a 3-2 lead, but the box-office Welshman will relish the prospect of performing on the biggest stages of all.
Simon Whitlock 150/1
Simon Whitlock has been handed a Premier League return after reaching his first major TV final since 2013 at the World Grand Prix.
‘The Wizard’ lost out to Daryl Gurney in a thrilling final and also reached the quarter-finals at both the UK Open and the European Championship earlier in the year.
This has seen the 2012 Premier League finalist regain his place in the world’s top 10.
However, the Australian’s last Premier League appearance in 2014 saw him relegated after registering just five points from nine games, so he’ll be desperate to make amends this time around.
Michael Smith 66/1
Michael Smith will make his Premier League return in 2018, having been relegated in his debut campaign two years ago.
The former World-Youth champion registered the solitary victory back in his 2016 appearance, but he returns a more experienced proposition this year.