Roy Hodgson is keen to avoid taking Watford bottom of the Premier League in his final act as manager.

The Hornets sit just one point and one place above Norwich City, who are hoping to salvage some pride in their final game of the season.

Both teams face difficult opponents, with Watford at Chelsea and the Canaries hosting Champions League hopefuls Tottenham.

In his final pre-match press conference as Hornets' boss, Hodgson said it was important for his players to end the campaign with at least a positive performance.

"In the final analysis, people don't remember those things," he said. "A few years down the road, people will remember that you've been relegated, but there's no remembering the ins and outs, whether you've been clearly relegated or whether, like West Ham once, you get relegated on goal difference. Relegation is relegation.

"But we don't want to finish bottom, we would like to finish second from bottom, so like Dean Smith, we are pushing our players to give that sort of performance."

Hodgson said that ending the season with a good performance, particularly against a team like Chelsea, could be "worth its weight in gold" for the team's morale over the summer.

He said that the team had looked like they were going to deliver a positive end to the season before their home collapse against Leicester City last week.

"From the club's point of view, a positive result would be would be worth its weight in gold," Hodgson continued. "Especially at Chelsea because we're not the bookies' favourite to win that match.

"I thought we were actually on that track of finishing reasonably well and getting a bit of optimism for next year, despite doing that whilst knowing we're relegated. I'm afraid the last result of course has made the morale plummet once again. So if we could just find a way to get a good performance and hopefully even better, a good result, that will be awfully good for the team going forward.

"For Ray and I it would also mean that our last match we've watched with Watford is not one where we virtually handed it to our opponents on a plate, because we made so many bad errors [against Leicester]. It's not like us. It happens in football, we all know that but you know, those five goals and the five errors that led up to the goals normally they'd be spread out over a lot more matches than one."