SAINTS have had the ninth-highest amount of VAR reviews in home matches across Europe’s five major leagues.

St Mary’s has seen VAR intervene 16 times since the beginning of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.

And when that figure is compared to other teams in Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1, Spain’s La Liga and Germany’s Bundesliga, Saints rank ninth.

Leicester’s King Power Stadium tops the table with 21 reviews, followed closely by Tottenham’s home ground which has had 19 referrals take place.

Norwich, Watford and West Ham join Saints on 16 which averages at over one review per game.

The study from Bet O’Clock also found that the 15 stadiums with the most VAR referrals were all home to Premier League clubs.

Sampdoria, the club Maya Yoshida joined on loan in January, are the first team outside England’s top flight to appear on the list.

The Italian outfit, which is also home to former Saint Manolo Gabbiadini, has had VAR intervene 14 times. 

Newcastle’s St James’ Park is the lowest-ranked Premier League club, with halts in play for VAR occurring on just four occasions.

However, there are still 18 other clubs across the Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A with fewer reviews in their home stadiums.

A spokesperson for Bet O’Clock said: “Despite claims that the Premier League hopes VAR reviews won’t be too intrusive to matches, the league’s officials seem far more keen to stop games for checks than in other countries.”