Premier League table without VAR: Where Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool & Chelsea would sit - gallery
Man Utd and Man City have a two-week break from Premier League action as the international fixtures takes centre stage
Manchester City sit top of the Premier League table with just under a third of the season played but Liverpool and Arsenal are hot on their tail. City played out a 4-4 draw at Chelsea last weekend in a game that has already been hailed as a Premier League classic. There was wins for the Reds and the Gunners who are both a point behind the reigning champions while Tottenham Hotspur sit two points adrift after a late loss at Wolves. Aston Villa sit just three points outside the top four after an impressive start to the season while Manchester United have moved up the table to sixth with four wins from their last five league games.
Erik ten Hag's side have had a tough run in matches outside of the Premier League but have continued to rack up the points and beat Luton Town 1-0 at Old Trafford in their final outing before the international break. United have been at the heart of some VAR controversy this season but last weekend the main talking points came from City's draw at Chelsea. 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 checked the incident and stuck with the on-field decision, as it did with every big call in the entertaining encounter.
Following the involvements from VAR last 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...