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PDC World Darts Championship: Quarter-final line-up and match schedule with Luke Littler in action

From a total of 96 participants, we are now down to the final eight as the battle for darting supremacy enters its quarter-final stage.

The first two weeks of the annual tungsten extravaganza have produced classic matches, gut-wrenching drama and unforgettable moments. Thankfully, there’s a lot more to come.

Monday not only kicks off the New Year but also plays host to four epic quarter-final clashes. The first of those sees Chris Dobey take on Rob Cross in an all-English affair.

Dobey has certainly lived-up to his Hollywood nickname considering the thrilling performances he has dished out at the tournament so far.

The 33-year-old posted three-figure averages in all three of his matches, including his 4-0 demolition of defending champion Michael Smith last time out.

Cross, who is one of two former world champions remaining in the event, also impressed in the previous rounds.

Voltage dropped just two sets on his way to the quarter-final and produced a 4-0 whitewash of Jonny Clayton in his latest outing.

The second match in Monday’s afternoon session sees teenage sensation Luke Littler take on experienced Northern Irishman Brendan Dolan.

To say Littler has been the star of this year’s world championships would be a massive understatement.

The 16-year-old has produced some incredible performances on his Alexandra Palace debut. None more so than his 4-1 victory over Raymond van Barneveld in the previous round.

Former world champion Gary Anderson made recent headlines as he urged the media to let the teen focus on his darts over media duties.

Littler will undoubtedly face more media exposure as the tournament goes on, though whether that has an impact on his performance remains to be seen.

The Englishman is a massive favourite for his clash with Dolan according to the bookmakers, but don’t be too quick to write off the History Maker.

If Littler can maintain his current level of performance, he will win. Though the slightest of slip-ups could give Dolan an opening – something you don’t want to do against this crafty veteran.

The 50-year-old has become the ultimate opportunist at this year’s event, taking out former world champions Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson without actually playing mesmerising darts.

A combination of a steady 95 average and magnificent finishing have taken Dolan into the last-eight. If another opportunity presents itself, don’t be surprised if the History Maker takes it.

Monday’s penultimate clash sees Michael Van Gerwen take on Scott Williams.

The Dutchman is on the hunt for a fourth world title and has produced some stellar darts so far.

MVG is yet to lose a single set having whitewashed Keane Barry, Richard Veenstra and Stephen Bunting.

Phil Taylor famously won the 1998 world championship having dropped just two sets across his five matches at the tournament.

Van Gerwen is certainly capable of that, though Williams will be intent on doing some damage.

The 33-year-old knocked out strong opposition on his way to the quarters, including Danny Noppert, Martin Schindler and Damon Heta.

The final match of the night could be good old school slobberknocker as Luke Humphries squares off with Dave Chisnall.

Humphries, who was the early tournament favourite, has dropped in the outrights following back-to-back seven-set thrillers.

Cool Hand narrowly avoided elimination against Joe Cullen and he now faces another stiff test against a high-flying Chisnall.

Chizzy has steadily improved throughout the tournament and it’s fair to say he has gone under the radar.

The 2021 semi-finalist will be looking to do some serious damage as he continues to target his first major PDC crown.

Monday’s match schedule

Afternoon session
Chris Dobey vs Rob Cross
Luke Littler vs Brendan Dolan

Evening session
Michael van Gerwen vs Scott Williams
Luke Humphries vs Dave Chisnall

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