We’re not sure if there is anyone who actually likes VAR, certainly City fans are not really impressed by the system, especially in its debut year when City were having goals disallowed before the match started.
Okay it wasn’t quite that bad but at times, it felt like VAR had been created just to wind us up. Although the system was used last season, the blues benefitted as well as losing out on the system, but how would the PL table have looked had the system not in place?
Well as it turns out, we would still be champions and the table would look something on the lines of how it actually finished.
Throughout the Premier League season, Givemesport has updated it’s ‘VAR’ table, which has removed the decisions made by VAR that impacted on the game and has now published its final league table.
It shows that City would have finished as champions by 13 points from 2nd placed United. Liverpool and Chelsea would have finished 3rd and 4th respectively, but the top half winners would actually have been Spurs. Without Var, they would have qualified for the Europa League, along with Arsenal in 6th. This would mean Leicester would miss out on the two main European competitions by finishing 7th.
West Ham though will be glad VAR was in operation. The Hammers qualified for next season’s Europa League by finishing 6th, but without VAR they would have missed European football completely, as they would have finished 9th.
Of course, it’s all irrelevant now and it seems VAR is here to stay, but it seems that decisions do even themselves out over the course of a season.