bigfreebet underdog Gary Anderson has claimed his first televised PDC title after winning the Premier League Darts at Wembley.
The Flying Scotsman comfortably beat Adrian Lewis in the final after overcoming Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld in the semi-finals.
Lewis, who demolished overwhelming favourite Phil Taylor in the semis, failed to come out of the blocks in the final and Anderson took advantage to gain revenge for his World Championship defeat to the Jackpot in January.
It was a title well deserved for Anderson after impressing throughout the league which has seen him become one of the best players in the world. Anderson took time to adapt to PDC life after his move from the BDO but he is now expected to take on the likes of Taylor and Lewis on a regular basis as he looks to build on this success.
The Scottish right-hander has all the makings of a great player with his high scoring and impressive checkouts which are capable of beating anyone in the Darting world. Anderson has fallen short before after looking impressive but this tournament win will be a huge weight off his shoulders and will spur him on to win more events in the future.
Anderson has the belief, you can see that in interviews, its his composure and consistency that needs improved if he is to take over from Taylor as the world`s best. On form, Anderson has the ability to beat anyone.
Lewis, on the other hand, was always going to be up against it in the final after a fantastic performance in the semis. Lewis, the only man to beat big free bet favourite Taylor in the Premier League this season, raced into the lead and never looked back as he made the 15-time World Champion look ordinary on the big stage. He has learnt to dig in and have confidence in his ability and it has showed over the last 12 months.
As history suggests, whenever a player beats Taylor in a tournament, he struggles to go all the way and win the competition. Lewis was hoping for a World Championship and Premier League double but looked to have peaked too early in London as Anderson hit the blocks from the off.
After beating Taylor twice in the league, Lewis now fears no-one and the Jackpot from Stoke, along with Anderson, has the chance to dominate the Darts world in the coming years.
The Power will be disappointed to lose to his former understudy again but Lewis and Anderson have emerged as early contenders for the UK Open in Bolton next month after their good form.