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The VAR is in its first operation in the Premier League this season, and it hasn’t come without its controversies.
The Premier League are now looking to make changes during the Christmas period to improve the technology’s use.
VAR has brought a constant source of fan fury as many fans tend to chant against the video assistance whenever games are paused for VAR review. With goals no longer being celebrated until the words ‘GOAL ALLOWED’ appear on the huge screens, pundits have also asked that the system be reviewed.
Slight things like an offside by a few millimetres, the ball touching a hand in the box also face reviews, and for many, despite improving the accuracy of decisions, it’s ruined the beautiful game.
According to the Daily Mail, the Premier League has called two meetings in London at the end of this week to try and improve the use of VAR.
According to the report, one of the key changes to VAR is that additional information is planned on being displayed to keep fans up to date during the VAR decision making process, instead of leaving them in the dark till the review has been made.
Fixtures billed for December 21st and Boxing Day have been earmarked for the first use of the improved processes.
Chelsea are among the teams that will play on Boxing Day, with a home game against Southampton.