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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Mark Wakefield

Everton VAR impact revealed as revised Premier League table sees Blues rise

Everton would be in a slightly better position in the Premier League this season without VAR, according to a report.

The Blues currently find themselves in the relegation zone at the midway point of the campaign. Everton are in 19th place and only above bottom spot due to a superior goal difference to Southampton.

Sean Dyche is now preparing to take charge of his first match as Everton boss this weekend. The Blues welcome league leaders Arsenal to Goodison Park, as they look to climb the table.

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According to a report produced by ESPN, Everton would be in a slightly better position in the league table this season if there were no VAR. It has been claimed that the Blues would be in 18th place were no video assistants involved.

The report says that Everton would have 17 points, two more than their actual total. It would still leave the Blues in the relegation zone, though, and one point adrift of Bournemouth in 17th place and safety.

It has been claimed that Everton would have gained two points from their Merseyside derby clash with Liverpool in September. Had VAR not ruled out Conor Coady’s goal for offside, ESPN believe Everton would have won the game and have two more points to their name.


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