The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system was introduced in the Premier League in order to avoid refereeing howlers, but so far, if anything, the use of the technology has only seemed to increase controversies and talking points.
Many pundits and fans have already come out against the way VAR is currently being employed in the Premier League.
From a Tottenham perspective, we have seen some important decisions go both for and against the club.
Son Heung-min’s offside against Leicester City and the South Korean’s red card against Everton both arguably cost Spurs points, while VAR has worked out in Tottenham’s favour against Manchester City and Sheffield United.
Betting Expert (as relayed by the Express) have calculated how the Premier League table would look without VAR and it turns out Spurs would be two points worse off.
According to their calculations, Spurs would have found themselves in 17th place if VAR had not intervened in any of their games this season, three places lower than they currently occupy.
Spurs Web Opinion
These kinds of calculations are always suspect as one cannot be sure how teams would have reacted if certain decisions had gone differently. Coming onto VAR, while it is clear that the technology is here to stay, there are obvious problems with the way it is being implemented at the moment.
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