Premier League table without VAR: Where Aston Villa, Wolves, Newcastle United, Liverpool & Man Utd would sit

VAR has continued to cause controversy in the Premier League this season - including games featuring Aston Villa and Wolves

Aston Villa and Wolves are back in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon as the two sides face off in a derby clash ahead of the international break.

Villa have enjoyed a much stronger start to the season, winning five of their first seven games to sit just three points behind league leaders Manchester City. Wolves have picked up seven points from the first 21 on offer but pulled off one of the shocks of the season with a 2-1 victory over Man City last weekend.

VAR has become a key talking point this week following the incorrect offside ruling of Luis Diaz’s goal in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 win over Liverpool. Wolves have been on the end of a tough VAR call themselves already this campaign, as the PGMOL’s Jonathan Moss apologised for VAR missing an obvious penalty after Andre Onana bulldozed Sasa Kalajdzic during Wolves’ 1-0 loss at Manchester United in August.

Following the latest involvements from VAR 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...

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