Charlie Adam’s response when asked about Watford’s survival chances

Watford, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Norwich City are all in the relegation mix.

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam suggested on the Goals on Sunday show on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday morning (November 22) that Watford will survive in the Premier League.

“They will probably be okay, but it’s going to be tough during the period when they lose four or five on the bounce,” said Adam when asked if Watford will get relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

“It’s happening to Bournemouth now. It’s how you react to that. Have they got the quality to be able to pick themselves up? Time will tell.”

Watford got promoted from the Championship at the end of last season and have done quite well so far this campaign.

The Hornets are 13th in the Premier League table at the moment with 16 points from 13 matches.

Quique Sanchez Flores’s side are seven points above the relegation zone, and it appears that they will stay up.

The main objective for Watford should be to remain above the bottom four clubs throughout the season.

While one suspects that there will be a period when the Hornets will struggle for points, if they do not find themselves among the bottom three clubs, then they should be fine.

As things stand, Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Sunderland are in the relegation zone, while Newcastle United and Norwich City are just a point and three points respectively above them.

Villa and Sunderland are looking like genuine candidates for the drop, while injuries have hit Bournemouth hard.

It is unlikely that Newcastle will finish in the bottom three as they have good players who can drag the team up the table.

Norwich are another team who could be in danger of going back down to the Championship at the end of the season.

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