Man City is not the Premier League’s leader this year in the absence of VAR rulings.

VAR is very much the talk of the town following Liverpool’s controversial defeat to Tottenham at the weekend, so we thought we’d briefly imagine what life would be like without the technology

Since the Luis Diaz fiasco, many football fans have yearned for a world without VAR. Let’s explore that notion for a little while, shall we?

The Premier League table sans VAR judgments has been drawn up by Daily Star Sport, and it differs greatly from the actual one. First, Tottenham would overtake Manchester City as the leader after taking advantage of the VAR disaster on Saturday.

With five victories from their first seven league games, Ange Postecoglou’s team has probably been the season’s standout team—and it would have been six if not for technology. Despite being given after a VAR review, they gave up a

penalty that was later converted by Bryan Mbuemo in their 2-2 draw with Brentford.

VAR is not to blame for Chelsea and Manchester United’s dismal beginnings to the season because their standings in the standings and point totals would remain the same. The fact that they are two of the 14 clubs in the league whose points wouldn’t change if VAR decisions were reversed implies the technology may not have the influence some claim it does (see the complete table below).

Following a miscommunication that resulted in Diaz’s perfectly valid goal against Spurs being incorrectly disallowed, confidence in VAR and officials in general may be at an all-time low in the Premier League. Before putting the ball in the net, the Colombian was flagged offside by the linesman, but VAR authorities mistookly believed the goal had been awarded.

After Liverpool’s contentious loss to Tottenham on Saturday, VAR is a hot topic. (Image: Getty Images))

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