How the Premier League table would look if VAR wasn't being used this season - Gameweek 26

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Arsene Wenger has suggested a major rule change in the bid to prevent VAR disallowing offside goals.

The former Arsenal boss thinks that players shouldn't be offside if "any part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender, even if other parts of the attacker’s body are in front".

While that may allow more 'offside' goals to be scored, it doesn't solve all the problems we've experienced with VAR.

And the Premier League has experienced plenty of problems.

As you may know by now, each week GIVEMESPORT reveal how the Premier League table would look without VAR. 

To do so, we look at every overturned VAR decision from the previous gameweek and work out what would have happened if the original decision had stood.

And gameweek 26 was carnage - most notably at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea had two goals disallowed by VAR during their 2-0 defeat to Manchester United. Supporters will also point to Harry Maguire's kick out at Tammy Abraham but, because the on-field decision stood, that isn't included in our analysis.

Anyway, here's how the Premier League table without VAR would look at the recent gameweek - which was split over two weeks:

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1st | Liverpool | Points: 72 | Points difference: -4

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Norwich City v Liverpool FC - Premier League

2nd | Man City | Points: 54 | Points difference: +3

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Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League

3rd | Leicester | Points: 45 | Points difference: -5

Game: Wolves (A)

Incident: Willy Boly’s 44th-minute goal was disallowed for Pedro Neto’s offside in build-up.

Outcome without VAR (WOLVES WIN): Without VAR controversially disallowing Boly’s goal, we can only assume they would go on to win the match - considering the final result was 0-0.

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4th | Chelsea | Points: 44 | Points difference: +3 

Game: Manchester United (H)

Incident 1: Kurt Zouma’s equaliser was disallowed by VAR for Cesar Azpilicueta’s push on Brandon Williams.

Incident 2: Olivier Giroud’s goal was disallowed for a marginal offside.

Outcome without VAR (DRAW): It’s very simplistic to say that if Chelsea’s two goals had counted, they would have drawn 2-2. However, Zouma’s 55th-minute equaliser would have made it 1-1 and they would have had the momentum. How would that goal have changed the match? United may have won the match 2-0 with the help of VAR but, when you consider Giroud also had a goal wiped out, you have to say that a draw would be the most likely outcome.

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5th | Wolves | Points: 41 | Points difference: +5

Game: Leicester (H)

Incident: Willy Boly’s 44th-minute goal was disallowed for Pedro Neto’s offside in build-up.

Outcome without VAR (WOLVES WIN): Without VAR controversially disallowing Boly’s goal, we can only assume they would go on to win the match - considering the final result was 0-0.

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6th | Everton | Points: 39 | Points difference: +3

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Everton FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League

7th | Sheffield United | Points: 38 | Points difference: -1

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Sheffield United v AFC Bournemouth  - Premier League

8th | Tottenham | Points: 37 | Points difference: -3

Game: Aston Villa (A)

Incident: VAR awarded Spurs a penalty for Bjorn Engels’ foul on Steven Bergwijn. Son Heung-min saw his penalty saved by Pepe Reina but scored the rebound.

Outcome without VAR (DRAW): Without VAR, it would have been 1-1 at half-time instead of 2-1 to Spurs. Jose Mourinho’s side would still have been favourites to go on to win the match at that stage but, considering they needed a 94th-minute winner to beat Villa 3-2, we think a draw is fair.

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9th | Arsenal | Points: 37 | Points difference: +3

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Arsenal FC v Newcastle United - Premier League

10th | Burnley | Points: 35 | Points difference: +1

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Southampton FC v Burnley FC - Premier League

11th | Man Utd | Points: 34 | Points difference: -4

Game: Chelsea (A)

Incident 1: Kurt Zouma’s equaliser was disallowed by VAR for Cesar Azpilicueta’s push on Brandon Williams.

Incident 2: Olivier Giroud’s goal was disallowed for a marginal offside.

Outcome without VAR (DRAW): It’s very simplistic to say that if Chelsea’s two goals had counted, they would have drawn 2-2. However, Zouma’s 55th-minute equaliser would have made it 1-1 and they would have had the momentum. How would that goal have changed the match? United may have won the match 2-0 with the help of VAR but, when you consider Giroud also had a goal wiped out, you have to say that a draw would be the most likely outcome.

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12th | Newcastle | Points: 31 | Points difference: 0 

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13th | West Ham | Points: 30 | Points difference: +6

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14th | Crystal Palace | Points: 29 | Points difference: -1

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15th Southampton | Points: 26 | Points difference: -5

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Southampton FC v Burnley FC - Premier League

16th | Aston Villa | Points: 26 | Points difference: +1

Game: Tottenham (H)

Incident: VAR awarded Spurs a penalty for Bjorn Engels’ foul on Steven Bergwijn. Son Heung-min saw his penalty saved by Pepe Reina but scored the rebound.

Outcome without VAR (DRAW): Without VAR, it would have been 1-1 at half-time instead of 2-1 to Spurs. Jose Mourinho’s side would still have been favourites to go on to win the match at that stage but, considering they needed a 94th-minute winner to beat Villa 3-2, we think a draw is fair.

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17th | Watford | Points: 24 | Points difference 0

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Watford FC - Premier League

18th | Norwich | Points: 24 | Points difference: +6

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Norwich City v Liverpool FC - Premier League

19th | Bournemouth | Points: 23 | Points difference: -3

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20th | Brighton | Points: 20 | Points difference: -7

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