Roy Hodgson believes Watford's performances in the last few weeks have shown that keeping them in the Premier League was not an impossible job.

After a final day defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Hodgson reflected on his time with the Hornets and said that he had seen enough to suggest his team could have avoided relegation this season.

With new head coach Rob Edwards looking on from the stands, the now former manager said there was plenty for his predecessor to feel positive about. 

However, he also expressed his frustration with the way his team had failed to get points from positive performances.

"I think the the answer to it not being an impossible job we saw on the pitch today," said Hodgson. "We've played four games since we have been relegated, we lost one at Crystal Palace to a ludicrous penalty decision and played quite well there. Then with a team missing as many as five or six of the players who played here today, who we think are first team players, we drew 0-0.

"Then we had a bad game, where unfortunately everything went against us. Every mistake got punished. And today we've come here again and done well. So in a way that sums things up.

"I don't think it was impossible at all. I think if we could have just got one or two of those games, or got draws in one or two of those games where we ended up losing by the odd goal and then the other teams below us kept went like that.

"We were there with them and then suddenly we didn't quite get the wins, but they did. So it went that way.

"But no, I don't think it was an impossible job. And I don't think that Rob Edwards when he comes in, he's going to have a difficult task here.

"The players are good to work with, they're professionals, they're disciplined and they want to work. And as you saw today, they have some ability as well."