Van Gerwen while he is an incredible 17 clear of Joe Cullen, just outside the all-important top four. For Clayton’s opponent tonight, Michael Smith, that form reminds him of none other than the GOAT of the sport, Phil Taylor."Jonny's in unreal form.
Even when he plays bad he's still a 104-105 average, and it's like when Taylor was in his prime,” said Smith ahead of meeting in South Yorkshire."His worst games were 100 averages, and that's what Jonny seems to be doing at the minute.
He doesn't even look like he's playing well but he's 105-106 average constantly and that's testament to how good he actually is at the minute.”Smith is in strong form himself, having won Players Championship events 14 and 15 this week, but he concedes he will need a bit of luck to see off the Ferret. Does Jonny Clayton's form remind you of Phil Taylor in his prime?
Have your say in the comments section below."Hopefully I get lucky on Thursday - we'll see. I've just got to hit the doubles.Read more on dailystar.co.uk