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VAR could cost Irons top four

West Ham have one less point than they should have due to VAR!

That’s according to ESPN’S Dale Johnson, who has compiled a net score of every team in terms of their VAR overturns.

The Irons are one of eight teams on minus points, and it could end up costing us!

Chelsea, for example, have four points extra because of VAR, while the Hammers have one less. If we switched roles, the Irons would be fourth.

In total, the Hammers have had five decisions go for them – only four teams have fewer, with those being Newcastle and Wolves (both four), West Brom (with three) and Arsenal (two).

They have had six go against them. David Moyes’ men are in mid-table here – Liverpool are out in first with 12, while Arsenal, Manchester United, West Brom, Brighton, Spurs and Southampton all have more.

Still, this could be a vital stat come the end of the season as we bid to make our way into the top four.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

3 comments on “VAR could cost Irons top four

  1. Or could it be that we are the only club in professional football that doesn’t have one player resembling a forward on their books.

  2. Aside from the two rescinded red cards, I think VAR has made the “correct” decision in each case in the original article. Diop’s disallowed goal v Leicester, Fabianski’s encroachment v Leeds, Lingard’s goal v Spurs, Watkins’ disallowed goal v Villa etc.
    This is a something that might not have happened if VAR was not in effect. There may have been millimetres in it (eg Fabianski off the line) but clearly the right call was made.

    Having decisions go for or against us doesn’t necessarily mean it gained or cost us points. It simply means the “correct” decision was made. Isn’t that what we all wanted before VAR came in?

    It’s only if the “incorrect” decision was made after VAR’s involvement that we can claim to have lost or gained points. Something that I don’t think has happened.

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