UEFA have announced a change to the VAR system for Chelsea’s Champions League clash against Sevilla this week.

Frank Lampard’s side travel to face the Europa League winners for game which could be crucial in determining who tops Group E, with both sides having already qualified for the last 16.

VAR has caused much controversy since it has been brought into the game, with Liverpool and Aston Villa having been on the wrong end of decisions in the Premier League over the weekend.

But the video assistant referee is here to stay, and European football chiefs have announced that Wednesday’s game at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán will be the first to test a new remote system.

Since the introduction of VAR, the majority of domestic leagues across Europe have been operating the system from remote centres, away from the stadiums – as happens in the Premier League. Continue reading

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