Research has found that Albion would have finished 17th in the Premier League if the season had been played without VAR.

The Seagulls would have dropped two places, but would have still been safe from relagation. 

The introduction of the video assistant referee has proven controversial, with a number of the calls made being questioned throughout the campaign.

The system has faced the wrath of managers, players and fans alike at various stages throughout the season, with many calling for it to be scrapped completely.

The Argus: Albion players in the new kit on Saturday. Picture by Paul HazlewoodAlbion players in the new kit on Saturday. Picture by Paul Hazlewood

So, how would the Premier League table have looked without VAR in place during the 2019/20 campaign?

According to a table put together by the Express, not all that different, although we might have seen a slightly tighter title race without it.

In the relegation battle, Aston Villa, who secured their safety on the final day, may not have gone down to the wire, with the lack of VAR giving them an extra two points and bumping them up to 16th, while Brighton would have found themselves in more danger with five points coming off their tally.

Premier League table without VAR

1 Liverpool - 94 points (-5pts)

2 Manchester City - 87 points (+6pts)

3 Chelsea - 67 points (+1pt)

4 Manchester United - 66 points (No difference)

5 Wolves - 66 points (+7pts)

6 Leicester City - 62 points (No difference)

7 Sheffield United - 58 points (+4pts)

8 Arsenal - 56 points (No difference)

9 Burnley - 54 points (No difference)

10 Tottenham - 52 points (-7pts)

11 Everton - 50 points (+1pts)

12 Southampton - 49 points (-3pts)

13 West Ham - 45 points (+6pts)

14 Newcastle - 44 points (No difference)

15 Crystal Palace - 41 points (-2pts)

16 Aston Villa - 37 points (+2pts)

17 Brighton - 36 points (-5pts)  

18 Watford - 34 points (No difference)

19 Bournemouth - 33 points (-1pt)

20 Norwich - 23 points (+2pts)