Watford’s relegation back to the Championship was confirmed following their defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend.
The Hornets have known that destiny was likely for some time and now face a suddenly resurgent Everton on Wednesday night with only pride now left for them to play for.
The reverse fixture back in October saw Watford win 5-2, but a repeat may be unlikely.
Here’s a look at Roy Hodgson’s possible starting XI.
January signing Edo Kayembe is expected to continue in midfield / James Gill/GettyImages
GK: Ben Foster – Has been the usual starter since returning from injury in February, although this could also now be an opportunity for Daniel Bachmann to get a chance.
RB: Kiko Femenia – Expected to hold off competition for his starting spot from Jeremy Ngakia, having often played the full 90 in recent weeks.
CB: Craig Cathcart – Set for a second consecutive start, having been limited to cameo appearances throughout April and for much of March.
CB: Christian Kabasele – Doubts over Samir could see the Belgian return. William Troost-Ekong is another option, having replaced Samir on Saturday.
LB: Adam Masina – Hassane Kamara’s suspension will given the Moroccan his first Premier League start since New Year’s Day.
CM: Moussa Sissoko – Expected to be the only one of the usual midfield trio to be available for this one and needs to give a captain’s performance.
CM: Edo Kayembe – Deputised for Imran Louza last time out and is likely to continue. Hasn’t played as much as he would have hoped since his January arrival.
CM: Peter Etebo – Back on the bench at the weekend and could get a chance as a result of enforced absences in midfield. Has had an injury-ravaged season.
RW: Ismaila Sarr – This final stretch of the season could secure him a summer move, but hasn’t been his usual self since injury problems began back in November.
ST: Joshua King – Scored a hat-trick against his former club at Goodison Park, although he has scored only twice since then and not at all since the end of November.
LW: Emmanuel Dennis – Watford’s chief goal threat has continued to look a step above in an otherwise poor team this season.
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