GERWYN Price stands on the brink of his first PDC World Championship final after breezing past tournament debutant Glen Durrant at Alexandra Palace.

Three-time BDO world champion Durrant had no answer to the Markham star’s ruthlessness, with Price’s 5-1 success earning him a semi-final against Peter Wright tonight.

Dutchman Michael van Gerwen, who is bidding for a fourth title, faces Nathan Aspinall for the right to face either Price or Scotsman Wright on Wednesday.

After surviving a scare in his first match, Price has been in imperious form in London, dispatching John Henderson, Simon Whitlock and then Durrant.

Price dominated Durrant from start to finish, averaging just under 100 and firing eight maximums as he booked his place in the semi-finals for the first time.

"I made him chase the match and I felt in control," said Price. "Glen was a bit patchy at times but I think the way I was checking out disheartened him.

"I'm happy to win that game 5-1 and I think Peter will be more worried about me than I will be about him.

"I'm really confident about the semi-final – he'll be lucky to win a set!"

Price defied checkouts of 105 and 126 to edge the first set 3-2 before winning the second 3-1 against the throw.

Durrant won the third set 3-1 with the aid of a 136 checkout but that was to be as good as it got for the three-time Lakeside champion as Price took the next three sets 3-1.