The Premier League clubs voted unanimously in November 2018 to introduce VAR in the 2019/20 season.
The Premier League is committed to the consistent use of VAR as set out in the International Football Association Board protocol: "One protocol – used by all”.
The VAR philosophy in the Premier League is "minimum interference – maximum benefit".
VAR will only be used for "clear and obvious errors" or "serious missed incidents" in four match-changing situations:
– Penalty decisions
– Direct red card incidents
– Mistaken identity
Premier League's VAR principles
Clear and obvious
Referee Review Area (RRA)
Attacking possession phase
History of VAR
Frequently Asked Questions