By the end of today Watford will know whether or not they are still a Premier League team following the final round of games. 

In order for that to happen, a number of things need to go their way, with results elsewhere having an influence on their final league position.

The Hornets do not need to win their game at Arsenal, and could even survive with a defeat, with goal difference and goals scored playing their part in determining the final table.

However they could also pick up all three points today and still go down. 

Here is what needs to happen to keep Watford in the Premier League. 

Option one, Watford win.

Watford go into the final round of fixtures level on points with Aston Villa and three points clear of Bournemouth.

A victory for the Hornets would mean the Cherries' result would not affect them and all eyes would be on the London Stadium to see how Villa have performed in their game against West Ham. 

If Watford win, a defeat or draw for Villa would keep the Hornets in the top flight. 

However, should both Watford and Villa win, the Hornets would need to better the Villains' score on the day by two to swing the goal difference in their favour.

For example, if Villa win 1-0, Watford need to beat Arsenal by a three goal margin to keep themselves up. 

Aston Villa currently have a goal difference one better than Watford's and have scored six more goals. If the sides are level on points and goal difference at the end of the day, it comes down to goals scored, which would send Watford down into the Championship.

Option two, Watford draw.

Again, one point for Watford this afternoon would be enough to render Bournemouth's result as inconsequential, so it would be down to Villa once more.

If the Hornets draw, they would need Villa to lose to West Ham or they will be relegated. A draw for both teams can not change the goal difference to suit Watford.

Should Watford draw and Villa win, the Hornets would finish the season two points behind their relegation rivals in the drop zone. 

Option three, Watford lose.

This option seems the least likely to keep Watford up, but it still technically could happen.

If the Hornets are defeated, but Bournemouth fail to win at Everton and Villa lose to West Ham by two goals more, then the goal difference would be enough to keep Watford up. 

For instance, if Watford were beaten 1-0 but Villa suffered a heavier 3-0 defeat, then goal difference would once again be back in the Hornets' favour. 

If Villa and Watford both lose but Bournemouth win, then the Cherries would survive. 

Essentially, three teams are fighting it out over one Premier League place for next season, so an afternoon of checking results elsewhere awaits supporters of all three sides. 

Come 5.45pm tonight the final table will be known and Watford, Villa and Bournemouth can all begin preparations for life in either the Premier League or the Championship, depending on how fortune has favoured them today.