Praise for VAR has been scarce in the Premier League this season but it’s having a bit of a nightmare this weekend.
In the early kick-off, Giovani Lo Celso somehow avoided a red card for a nasty stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta during Tottenham’s defeat to Chelsea.
The Professional Game Match Officials Limited even admitted afterwards the Spurs midfielder should have been sent off.
VAR also played a massive part in Burnley’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth as the Cherries thought they’d made it 1-1 in the second half, only for the officials to disallow the goal and give the hosts a penalty which was duly tucked away.
And in the late kick-off, where Leicester play reigning champions Manchester City, VAR’s has played a huge part in the game.
James Maddison had a free-kick blocked just shy of the half hour mark and there were faint calls for handball.
But replays show that the ball struck the hand of Man City star Kevin De Bruyne on the hand inside his own box.
The Belgian did not make himself bigger but he put his hands in an unnatural position in an attempt to prevent the ball from hitting him in the face.
It was looked at by VAR and no penalty was given.
The second half then saw Dennis Praet block Ilkay Gundogan’s shot with his arm inside the box.
This time, VAR opted to award the spot-kick, much to the outrage of Foxes faithful.
But City couldn’t take advantage of the decision as Sergio Aguero’s poor penalty was kept out by Kasper Schmeichel.
Aguero’s blushes were spared by his replacement, Gabriel Jesus, who calmly slotted home Riyad Mahrez’s through ball to give City the 1-0 victory.