With the World Matchplay over, the race to the Champions League is as well with Simon Whitlock and Dave Chisnall keeping hold of their positions in the competition.

Now the draw for the Champions League groups has been released and in Group A, Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson are set to face off at least once in Brighton.

Also in Group A are Daryl Gurney and Dave Chisnall. The Champions League format means that every player plays the others in the group but of course can still play each other later on again.

This was shown with Mensur Suljovic the defending champion; who played Gary Anderson and beat him twice on his way to winning.

Alongside the defending champion in Group B is World Champion, Rob Cross; as well as Simon Whitlock and Peter Wright as the tournament edges closer in Brighton.

The third staging of the Champions League of Darts will take place on September 22-23 in Brighton, with live television coverage on BBC Sport.

Group A
Michael van Gerwen
Gary Anderson
Daryl Gurney
Dave Chisnall

Group B
Peter Wright
Rob Cross
Mensur Suljovic
Simon Whitlock

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Author: Samuel Gill