West Ham United fans feeling sorry for themselves this weekend look away now.
It has been another miserable week for West Ham in what is turning into a disastrous season.
West Ham are entrenched in a relegation battle after another defeat, this time at Sheffield United on Friday night.
David Moyes is back in charge despite being deemed not good enough first time around or having a job in management in the 18 months since.
Thousands of supporters are planning to protest against the owners David Sullivan and David Gold before next Saturday’s game against Everton.
VAR overturn makes it another miserable weekend for Hammers
And the Hammers face a daunting run of games with revitalised Everton, Leicester City, Manchester City and champions elect Liverpool both home and away to come in five of their next six games.
West Ham’s latest defeat was made even more difficult to take by the farcical last gasp VAR review of a Declan Rice handball in the build-up.
Robert Snodgrass’s excellent 93rd minute equaliser was ruled out by VAR’s review in light of the new handball rules. It saw the new laws and VAR make the headlines for all the wrong reasons yet again.
The dark clouds have well and truly gathered over the London Stadium.
You guessed it, West Ham are biggest VAR victims
So of course it stands to reason that West Ham are the biggest victims of the controversial VAR and rule changes in their debut season.
It wouldn’t be anyone else would it?
West Ham have had the most overturned VAR decisions in the Premier League this season.
The Hammers have seen SEVEN VAR incidents overturned to their disadvantage. And there have been countless incidents that should have been reviewed and ruled in West Ham’s favour but weren’t too.
Seven overturns to team’s disadvantage is Premier League’s highest
From Sebastien Haller’s blatant penalty that wasn’t given against Norwich (Football London) to the corner that never was which led to Burnley’s first goal in the defeat at Turf Moor.
The statistic just adds to the sour taste in the mouths of West Ham fans this season.
Unfortunately for West Ham fans VAR can’t overturn the club’s decision to move to the London Stadium.
Three of the four seasons since moving to Stratford on the promise of striving for the fabled ‘next level’ have been spent battling relegation.
Leading to goals for: 0
Disallowed goals for: 4
Leading to goals against: 3