It’s official West Ham are the team most impacted by VAR and the difference to the club’s season is simply shocking.

Most West Ham fans may have suspected the team has been harshly treated by VAR yet again this term.

But none will be prepared for new statistics which show just how damaging video technology has been for the Hammers as they face the very real threat of relegation from the Premier League.

Yes West Ham and David Moyes have not helped themselves this season with a lack of goals seeing the team take a big backwards step compared to the last two campaigns.

The Hammers are in the relegation zone facing the prospect of dropping into the Championship unless they can find the four wins that will likely be needed to keep them up in the last 12 games.

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The fact is the club should be coasting along in midtable, fully focused on winning the Europa Conference League and under very little pressure going into the last two months of the season.

Because it’s official West Ham are the team most hard done by when it comes to VAR and the difference to our season is shocking.

Analysis from London World looked at the Premier League results without VAR intervention.

West Ham would be a full six points better off – the biggest differential in the entire top flight.

And the table looks very different indeed for the Irons.

The Hammers would be up in 12th on 30 points needing just a couple of wins in the run-in to seal safety.

Leeds, Brighton and Man City are the clubs next hardest done by with each being four points better off without VAR.

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There are no prizes for guessing who has benefited the most from VAR interventions this season – Liverpool. Or should that be Li-VAR-pool, who would have six points less without video tech.

Unfortunately, though, ifs, buts and maybes won’t keep West Ham up.

VAR is in place and looks like it is here to stay for the long-term. So the Hammers will just have to hope we get some favourable interventions between now and the end of May as we fight to stay in the Premier League.

The VAR intervention that will immediately spring to mind for most fans was that dismal decision to disallow Maxwel Cornet’s equaliser at Chelsea earlier this season.

That VAR call was dubbed the worst yet by Moyes, pundits, players and fans.

And the Premier League admitted it was one of six big decisions VAR got wrong in the first half of the season.


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