Jelle Klaasen and Kim Huybrechts return to 10-man line-up for 2017 Premier League Darts
Last Updated: 03/01/17 5:08pm
Jelle Klaasen and Kim Huybrechts have joined the 10-man line-up for this year's Premier League Darts.
Newly crowned world champion Michael van Gerwen starts the defence of his Premier League title on February 2, live on Sky Sports, as part of another elite group of players, which includes beaten finalist Gary Anderson, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld.
Peter Wright, Adrian Lewis, James Wade, Dave Chisnall complete the list of competitors in this year's campaign, which will conclude on May 18 at The O2.
Klaasen previously played in the 2009 Premier League, taking seventh place, but now makes his return after reaching the last-16 of this year's World Darts Championship.
Huybrechts finished 10th in the 2015 season and the Belgian was welcomed back after also advancing to the last 16 at Alexandra Palace.
PDC chairman Barry Hearn told Sky Sports: "We have to go with James Wade, the world no 5, Chisnall has been superb all season - Chisnall gets a pick.
"We welcome back Jelle Klaasen, obviously a great player, was so unlucky not to get in last year, and final choice from Belgium is Kim Huybrechts.
"I think we have a quality field, guaranteed a huge number of maximums and a few nine-darters in the Premier League."
Premier League 2017:
Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld