In the very first match of the weekend between Chelsea and Tottenham, it messed up big time. Everyone could see that Giovani Lo Celso deserved a red card for his stamp on Cesar Azpiliceuta apart from the inexperienced David Coote, who was in charge of VAR.
Despite Michael Oliver standing two yards away from the monitor as he waited for Coote to make a decision, he didn’t go to have a look himself.
They later admitted that VAR had made a mistake.
Then, there was major controversy during Burnley vs Bournemouth.
Bournemouth thought they had gone 1-0 up before VAR ruled it out for handball. In the second half, the Cherries thought they had made it 1-1. However, VAR brought the play back to award Burnley a penalty. From 1-1 to 2-0 down in the matter of seconds.
That’s why, each week, we work out how the Premier League table would look without VAR.
To do that, we look at all of the overturned VAR decisions and work out what would’ve happened in each match if they hadn’t been overturned. It requires a bit of guesswork but it’s all fun and games.
So, how does the Premier League table look without VAR after the latest fixtures?
Let’s take a look below: