Joe Cullen and Peter Wright will collide in a blockbuster quarter-final tussle on Night 16 of the Cazoo Premier League on Thursday, to determine who will claim the fourth and final Play-Off place.
Cullen and Wright are locked on 22 points ahead of the final night of league action in Newcastle, with the winner assured of a place at next month’s Play-Offs in Berlin.
Cullen occupies fourth spot courtesy of his Night 15 success in London, therefore he will have the advantage of throw against the World Champion.
Jonny Clayton is guaranteed to top this year’s table after extending his lead at the summit to six points by reaching his seventh final of the season at The O2 last Thursday.
Clayton becomes the fourth player in Premier League history to top the league phase, following in the footsteps of Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen and Glen Durrant.
Van Gerwen’s quarter-final exit in London ended his chances of claiming top spot, but the Dutchman will finish second as he eyes a sixth Premier League crown in Berlin on June 13.
James Wade has also confirmed his Play-Off spot, and he will finish third if he reaches Thursday’s final at the Utilita Arena.
Wade is three points ahead of Cullen and Wright, but the winner of that showdown could potentially usurp the left-hander on Night 16.
Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith now cannot qualify for the Play-Offs, while two-time winner Gary Anderson will finish bottom of this year’s table.
The Cazoo Premier League is being broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and Viaplay, and on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers (excluding UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria & Switzerland).
Night 16 – Utilita Arena, NewcastleThursday May 26 Quarter-Finals Jonny Clayton v Gary Anderson Joe Cullen v Peter Wright Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith James Wade v Gerwyn Price
Semi-FinalsClayton/Anderson v Cullen/Wright Van Gerwen/Smith v Wade/Price