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The Impact of VAR on Chelsea and Tottenham in 2023

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou wasn’t happy after VAR constant interference during his side’s 4-1 defeat to Chelsea on Monday night.VAR sent Romero off

VAR has on full action during the London derby. VAR overturned six decisions in total during the game, Tottenham had 2 red cards which increased their nightmare in the Derby.

VAR disallowed 3 goals in the match. In this article, I will be taking a look at how VAR has affected both Chelsea and Tottenham in the Premier League this season.


Until Monday night, Tottenham have had just 3 incidents in which VAR interfered in their game in total this season.

The first instance came against Brentford in Aug of this season. A Penalty was awarded to Brentford for a foul on Mathias Jensen by Son Heung-Min in the 23 minutes of the game. Bryan Mbeumo scored from the spot after the VAR decision. VAR canceled Son's Goal

Against Arsenal away from home on September 24th, VAR Penalty awarded against Tottenham for handball by Cristian Romero in the 50 minutes of the game. Bukayo Saka took the penalty and scored the penalty.

Until Monday night, the game against Liverpool was the last time VAR had a say in Tottenham games this season.

Liverpool Curtis Jones was sent off for serious foul play against Yves Bissouma in the 26 minutes of the game.

VAR disallowed 2 of Tottenham’s goals against Chelsea as the Blues won 4-1 in the Derby.


Chelsea have had just 4 interference via VAR until Monday night, the first came in their game against Liverpool. Mohamed Salah’s goal was disallowed for an offside in the 29 minutes of the game, and in the 39 minutes of the game, Chilwell’s goal was disallowed for an offside. VAR intervention in Liverpool Vs Chelsea game

The next VAR incident came against Aston Villa. Malo Gusto was sent off for serious foul play against Lucas Digne in the 56 minutes of the game.

The game against Arsenal in the London Derby also saw the interference of VAR. A Penalty was awarded to Chelsea for William Saliba’s handball in the 11 minutes of the game. Cole Palmer took his chances as he scored to put his team 1-0 up against the Gunners. VAR decision

Finally, on Monday night the VAR was on full display as the Blues trashed Spurs 4-1 to end their unbeaten run in the English Premier League this season.

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