Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen to face-off at Champions League of Darts
Raymond van Barneveld, Dave Chisnall and Mensur Suljovic will make their debuts in the Cardiff event
By Sky Sports Darts
Last Updated: 02/08/17 5:15pm
Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen will resume their rivalry in September's Champions League of Darts.
Taylor claimed victory in the inaugural title last year, defeating world No 1 Van Gerwen in both the group stage and the final as he took the £100,000 top prize.
Having won last weekend's World Matchplay, Taylor's rise to fourth on the PDC Order of Merit means that he will line up alongside Van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld in Group A for this year's Champions League of Darts.
With Taylor set to retire at the end of the year, the Champions League of Darts will be a final chance for fans to see the 16-time World Champion in competition as he bids to retain the title on September 16-17 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff.
Group B will be headlined by two-time World Champion Gary Anderson and world No 3 Peter Wright, who has won the UK Open and reached the Premier League and World Matchplay finals this year.
Two other Champions League debutants will also feature in Group B, with seven-time TV finalist Dave Chisnall and 2016 European Championship runner-up Mensur Suljovic set to challenge the two Scots during the group phase.
Following the three sessions of group matches, the top two players from each group will progress to Sunday evening's semi-finals and final.
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