How the 2020/21 PL table would look if VAR wasn't being used this season - Gameweek 6

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Another Premier League weekend, more VAR controversy. 

The introduction of technology was supposed to eradicate wrong decisions. Instead, it just takes five minutes for a man in a Portakabin to make the wrong decision.

Honesty, what's the point?

We here at GIVEMESPORT really wish the beautiful game wasn't being ruined by VAR. 

That's why, each week, we produce an article showing how the Premier League table would look without the interference of VAR

To do so, we look at every overturned VAR decision from the previous weekend and work out how it's influenced the match in question. We then adjust our league table based on the predicted outcome accordingly.

In truth, it was a quiet weekend for overturned VAR decisions. It awarded Sheffield United a penalty against Liverpool, ruled Mohamed Salah's goal offside, while it also sent Aboubakar Kamara off during Fulham's loss to Crystal Palace. 

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Remember, we're only looking at how the table would look without VAR. Therefore, wrong refereeing decisions - such as the penalty Manchester United felt they should have been awarded against Chelsea - doesn't come into our thinking.

Anyway, let's take a look at how the Premier League table would look without VAR following gameweek six. And yes, 'LiVARpool' would be top!

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1st | Liverpool | Points: 15 | Points difference: +2

Game: Sheffield United (H)

Incident 1: Sheffield United were awarded a penalty in the 10th minute after Fabinho was adjudged by VAR to have fouled Oliver McBurnie inside the box. Sander Berge scored the penalty.
Incident 2: Mohamed Salah’s 62nd minute strike appeared to put Liverpool 2-1 up but VAR ruled that he was just offside.

Outcome without VAR (LIVERPOOL WIN): Without VAR, Sheffield United wouldn’t have been awarded a penalty as Mike Dean initially gave a free-kick. Salah’s goal would also have counted. Liverpool won the match 2-1 anyway.

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2nd | Tottenham | Points: 13 | Points difference: +2

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3rd | Aston Villa | Points: 12 | Points difference: 0

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4th | Leicester | Points: 12 | Points difference: 0 

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5th | Everton | Points: 10 | Points difference: -3 

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6th | Leeds United | Points: 10 | Points difference: 0

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7th | Southampton | Points: 10 | Points difference: 0 

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8th | Wolves | Points: 10 | Points difference: 0

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9th | Chelsea | Points: 9 | Points difference: 0 

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10th | Arsenal | Points: 9 | Points difference: 0

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11th | Crystal Palace | Points: 9 | Points difference: -1

Game: Fulham (H)

Incident: Fulham’s Aboubakar Kamara was sent off by VAR in the 86th-minute for his foul on Eberechi Eze.

Outcome without VAR (CRYSTAL PALACE WIN): Palace were already 2-0 ahead when VAR gave Kamara a red card. Fulham may have grabbed a very late consolation through Tom Cairney.

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12th | West Ham | Points: 8 | Points difference: 0

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13th | Manchester City | Points: 8 | Points difference: 0

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14th | Brighton | Points: 8 | Points difference: +3

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15th | Newcastle | Points: 7 | Points difference: -1

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16th | Manchester United | Points: 5 | Points difference: -2

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17th | West Brom | Points: 3 | Points difference: 0

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18th | Fulham | Points: 3 | Points difference: +2

Game: Crystal Palace (A)

Incident: Fulham’s Aboubakar Kamara was sent off by VAR in the 86th-minute for his foul on Eberechi Eze.

Outcome without VAR (CRYSTAL PALACE WIN): Palace were already 2-0 ahead when VAR gave Kamara a red card. Fulham may have grabbed a very late consolation through Tom Cairney.

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19th | Burnley | Points: 1 | Points difference: 0

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20th | Sheffield United | Points: 0 | Points difference: -1

Game: Liverpool (A)

Incident 1: Sheffield United were awarded a penalty in the 10th minute after Fabinho was adjudged by VAR to have fouled Oliver McBurnie inside the box. Sander Berge scored the penalty.
Incident 2: Mohamed Salah’s 62nd minute strike appeared to put Liverpool 2-1 up but VAR ruled that he was just offside.

Outcome without VAR (LIVERPOOL WIN): Without VAR, Sheffield United wouldn’t have been awarded a penalty as Mike Dean initially gave a free-kick. Salah’s goal would also have counted. Liverpool won the match 2-1 anyway.

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