Chisnall bids to reach last eight for the first time

Dave Chisnall will bid to reach the last eight of the PDC World Darts Championships for the first time on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, 30th December 2015, 9:10 am
Dave Chisnall has been in fine form at this year's World Championships. Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

The Morecambe ace takes on Peter Wright in the third round having picked up impressive wins over Rowby-John Rodriguez and Christian Kist.

“It’s going to take something amazing to beat me,” said Chisnall after the win over Kist.

“I think that was the best performance I’ve ever had here so I know I’m in good form.

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“My next opponent doesn’t even enter my head.

“I know I can beat anyone and I’ll have to to win this tournament.”

Wright eased into the third round with a straight sets victory against Belgium’s Ronny Huybrechts on Monday night.

The 2014 runner-up hit nine 180s and averaged just under 100 in a comfortable win.

Wright, who is yet to drop a set in this year’s tournament, said: “My consistency wasn’t always there but I tried to get a business head on and I got a good win in the end.

“Chizzy has been playing well for a long time now so I will need to turn it on for him.”

The pair’s clash is first up on Sky Sports with coverage from the Alexandra Palace starting at 7pm.