Premier League table without VAR sees surprises for Wolves, Arsenal, Newcastle and Tottenham - photo gallery

It turns out that the Premier League table would look very different if VAR didn’t exist, with some big movements in the relegation and European battles.

The Premier League has been an exciting watch throughout the 2022/23 season with plenty of shock battles unfolding throughout. From some incredible resurgences from Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa to the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool falling well below expectations, there have been shocks at both ends of the table.

Even still, with two games to go and the odd game in hand for a few sides in the division, there’s still lots of uncertainty as to where teams will finish. The relegation battle isn’t over just yet and neither are the fights for the Champions League and Europa League, as well as the making up of extra positions for added prize money.

It’s so close that some additional points here and there could make all the difference – and so could major refereeing decisions in matches. The involvement of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) has often caused plenty of controversy in that regard and so we wondered how the Premier League standings would look without its involvement.

What we found was staggering, as so many sides have either been heavily benefited or disadvantaged, causing huge changes to the division’s order. So you can take a look at what we’ve found, we’ve put the information all in one place. Flick through the pages to see a full run-through.