Becoming a two-time Premier League champion would be a 'dream come true', says Jonny Clayton

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After 16 dramatic nights of darting action, the Premier League concludes on Monday evening, with Jonny Clayton, Michael van Gerwen, James Wade and Joe Cullen heading to Berlin to battle it out for the title.

If the table after Night 16 is anything to go by, then Jonny Clayton should fancy his chances of winning a second Premier League title. The Welsh star finished the season on top, nine points clear of Van Gerwen in second after winning four nights across the campaign.

The 47-year-old collected his first Premier League title in 2021, amid a very successful year that also saw him win the World Grand Prix, the Masters and the World Series Finals. Currently ranked as the world No.8, Clayton will be keen to rise up the standings by winning a consecutive Premier League title, and he explained it'd be a "dream come true" should that happen on Monday evening.

"It would be fantastic. That is a dream that hopefully comes true," said Clayton. "I'm going to give it all I've got and hopefully I can pick that trophy up again. "There was pressure on me because last year I was an underdog in the Premier League. Not everybody agreed with me being there but I proved people wrong. "This year I had a target on my back, so to top the league as defending champion is fantastic. It proves to me that I can do it against the best in the world."

But if Clayton is to successfully defend his title, he'll have to topple five-time champion Michael van Gerwen, 2009 champion James Wade and world No.12 Joe Cullen. The quartet will take part in the newly-formatted tournament on Monday, June 13 at Berlin's Mercedes-Benz Arena.

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