Nicholson on Chisnall's chances of final Premier League spot: "The PDC would love to pick him. He's Premier League gold"
Paul Nicholson in his latest column for Sporting Life has assessed the final Premier League spot with multiple different contenders vying to claim the last spot in the line-up.
One of those will be Dave Chisnall who he said is at the front right now and ticks all the boxes. In terms of securing it from here, 'The Asset' believes that a run to the final would secure it.
"For Dave Chisnall to get back up as high as number six in the world is a tremendous achievement. He is currently celebrating the biggest pay day of his career (£100,000) thanks to that incredible victory over Michael van Gerwen at the World Championship," said Nicholson on Sporting Life.
"Unfortunately, he couldn’t match that display against Gary Anderson and missed out on his maiden Ally Pally final but it was definitely a step in the right direction in his quest to finally win one of the big majors.
The PDC would love to pick him because he’s very popular, adores playing darts, never moans or causes trouble and obviously hits a lot of 180s. He’s Premier League gold!
I think if Chizzy can make the final of the Masters then he’ll bank his place – it’s that simple. Other candidates vying for this spot have more to do than Dave and would ideally need him to go out early and then make an impression themselves."
"If I was Dave’s manager I’d say “If you really want that Premier League spot, work your guts out over the next few weeks and stay as sharp for the Masters as you were at the worlds.”
"Should he do that then he will go far and make it an almost impossible decision not to pick him. Chizzy is at the front of the roller-coaster and while that puts him under the most pressure to stay there, everyone else would rather be where he is than in the chasing pack."