Anderson second favourite to retain his Premier League title, with Michael van Gerwen 11/8 jolly
Gary Anderson came into the 2016 World Championship as third favourite although the holder produced a string of sensational performances to retain his crown and illustrate that he’s still a major force in the world of darts.
The Scot waited a long time to start winning world titles although his performance levels at Alexandra Palace were unreal, with a highlight being that nine-dart finish against Jelle Klaasen where the Dutchman was whitewashed.
All eyes are now on the Premier League after Barry Hearn announced the ten players that would be competing in the tournament and Anderson is 10/3 with bet365 to retain his crown in that tournament.
The bookies still regard Michael van Gerwen as the man to beat and the world number one was the outstanding player of 2015 despite being knocked out of the World Championship by Raymond van Barneveld.
MVG is 11/8 with Sky Bet to claim a Premier League title success, while Phil Taylor is 6/1 with Ladbrokes and the Power is potentially on the wane after a mediocre 2015 by his standards.
Taylor will continue to compete against the best players in the world, although there is no longer the fear factor attached to playing the sixteen-time world champion who was defeated by Klaasen at Ally Pally.
Adrian Lewis is a 12/1 chance with Boylesports and Jackpot will feel his game is in great nick after reaching the World Championship final, while Peter Wright is a 16/1 poke (Ladbrokes) and seems to enjoy the Premier League stage on a week-to-week basis.
All odds were correct at time of posting.