Premier League table without VAR: Where Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, West Ham & Brentford would sit
There was mixed fortunes for London's Premier League clubs in the final round of fixtures before the international break
There was plenty of debate and controversy about VAR in Chelsea's 4-4 draw with Manchester City on Sunday afternoon as the two sides played out a Premier League classic at Stamford Bridge. There were claims VAR should have intervened to overturn the decision to award City a first-half penalty after Marc Cucurella's tussle with Erling Haaland.
VAR stuck with the on-field decision, as it did with every big call in the entertaining encounter. The result saw City's gap at the top reduced as Arsenal won 3-1 at home to Burnley while Liverpool gained ground with a 3-0 victory over Brentford at Anfield. Tottenham Hotspur lost for the second game in a row as Wolves scored twice late on in a dramatic 2-1 win. Elsewhere, Crystal Palace lost 3-2 at home to Everton while West Ham were victorious by that scoreline against Nottingham Forest at the London Stadium. Fulham suffered a 3-1 loss at Aston Villa.
Following the latest involvements from VAR over the weekend we have looked at how the Premier League table might look without the use of the technology. Factoring in VAR decisions that led to goals being disallowed or awarded by the technology, including via penalties, here’s how the table might look as things stand...