Premier League table without VAR: Where Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham would sit in shock findings
VAR has caused plenty of controversy in the Premier League this season but how would the league table look without it?
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Arsenal’s lead at the top of the Premier League table would still be intact if VAR was not implemented in the division this season.
The Gunners are eight points clear at the top of the table after a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon. They have played one game more than their closest rivals Man City as they seek a first league title since 2004.
Arsenal face Leeds on their return to action after the international break while Tottenham Hotspur also take on a relegation candidate in Everton.
Spurs are chasing a top-four spot while Fulham and Brentford are both in with a shout of a European place. We investigated how the table might look without VAR in place, seeing how goal and no-goal decisions would have impacted results.
Man City would have four more points compared to just one more for Arsenal, while Spurs would have two extra points, putting them a little further ahead of Newcastle.
Fulham would have one extra point while Brentford and Chelsea would both sit with fewer points while there would be an astonishing added six points for relegation-threatened West Ham and just one more for Palace.
Outside of London, there would be an extra four points for Brighton in their shock bid for the top four, while Liverpool would be behind Chelsea in 10th with 36 points - six fewer than their current total.
See the full table below...
Premier League table without VAR
1. Arsenal - 70 (+1)
2. Man City - 65 (+4)
3. Man United - 51 (-1)
4. Spurs - 51 (+2)
5. Newcastle - 48 (+1)
6. Brighton - 46 (+4)
7. Fulham - 40 (+1)
8. Brentford - 39 (-3)
9. Chelsea - 37 (-1)
10. Liverpool - 36 (-6)
11. Villa - 36 (-2)
12. West Ham - 30 (+6)
13. Leeds -30 (+4)
14. Forest - 29 (+3)
15. Palace - 28 (+1)
16. Everton - 28 (+2)
17. Wolves - 27 (0)
18. Bournemouth - 25 (+1)
19. Leicester City - 25 (0)
20. Southampton - 23 (0)