Study Shows Chelsea Have Suffered The Most From VAR This Season

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VAR has been used in the Premier League this season and according to a study by ESPN, Chelsea have suffered the most from VAR this season.

According to ESPN, since the inception of VAR at the beginning of the season, Southampton have benefitted the most after two goals that were scored against them were ultimately ruled out for offside.

 The Blues have had two VAR decisions go against us this season.

Cesar Azpilicueta was the technology’s latest victim after his goal was wiped out in the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Mason Mount was adjudged to have been in an offside position in the build up to the goal.

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has defended the use of VAR.

Clattenburg told Daily Mail: “If VAR tells us Son Heung-min was 1.6cm offside, then he is offside.

“We need to accept that if the camera shows a player to be offside, no matter how small the margin, then the decision will be given.

“Do we then start not allowing goals which are just 1.6cm over the line? No. This is one aspect of VAR we have to stop complaining about.”

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