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How Prem table would have looked without VAR with HUGE change to European places



BRENTFORD would have take Aston Villa’s Conference League place without VAR this season.

But despite a campaign of big calls and some controversy, none of the other key positions at either end of the table have been altered because of the technology.

Brentford would have qualified for Europe without VAR
Aston Villa pipped Brentford and Tottenham to a Europa Conference League place

SunSport has tracked every decision changed after VAR intervention this season – 114 in total – and worked out the results of the match if the original decisions had stood.

That included 54 goals disallowed – including 36 for offside calls – and just 13 goals awarded, while 27 spot kicks were given and 12 penalties annulled.

Our study shows Newcastle had both the most VAR decisions FOR and AGAINST them – 11 of each.

Five teams – Chelsea, Everton, Leeds, Manchester City and Southampton – all benefited from VAR overturns on just three occasions, while Fulham had only two changed decisions against them.

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But our analysis shows that the changes only marginally affected the final standings after the 380 matches played between August and Sunday.

The top four would still have finished in the same order, although City would have won the league by 12 points rather than five.

Brighton, earning two points more, would leapfrog Liverpool – six points fewer – into fifth although both would still be in the Europa League spots.

But Brentford would have been two points better off and seventh as Aston Villa were a staggering 11 points better off as a result of changed decisions.


Indeed, had Deniz Undav’s first “goal” at Villa Park on Sunday not been ruled out for an offside call, Spurs would have finished seventh in the actual table.

Further down the league, the non-VAR table sees Chelsea and Crystal Palace swap places in 11th and 12th and Nottingham Forest going above West Ham and Bournemouth into 14th.

Yet while the bottom four would all have earned more points – five in the case of relegated Leeds – the finishing positions would have remained exactly the same, with Everton staying up by a single point rather than the two point gap in the official standings.


Source: The Sun

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