FORMER Cherries youngster Jamie Redknapp insisted Aston Villa were in the driving seat for Sunday’s three-way survival scrap but added: “Anything could happen.”

The ex-England midfielder admitted Eddie Howe’s men were in a “very difficult position” going into the last day of the top-flight campaign relying on results elsewhere.

But the 47-year-old said the outcome of the final-day finale could not be predicted.

For Eddie Howe’s men to survive – they must beat Everton at Goodison Park and hope Watford lose at Arsenal, as well as a defeat for Villa at West Ham.

Anything else other than that would see Cherries' five-year top-flight spell come to an end.

Speaking as a pundit on Sky Sports, Redknapp said: “They’ve all got tough games. The game you would most want would be West Ham away, if I’m honest.

“For Watford, Arsenal cannot be as bad as they were today (on Tuesday). I think that’s a really difficult fixture.

“Bournemouth are going away to an Everton team who had a really good result against Sheffield United.

“I think right now, everything is in Aston Villa’s favour. What a feeling for them because they’ve never really been in a position where it’s in their hands.

“Watford now are in a very difficult position – as our Bournemouth – you are relying on other teams.

“It’s still all to play for but Aston Villa is the team you want to be right now.”

Redknapp made his league debut for Cherries at the age of 16 and appeared for the club 21 times in all competitions.

He went on to feature for Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton as well as winning 17 senior caps for his country.

Speaking further about the final day of the campaign, he added: “It could all change.

“There’s no guarantees in this situation. Anything could happen, it could be a sending off, a moment of genius, a moment of madness.

“To anybody that’s saying ‘oh, this is what’s going to happen’ they’re lying. You can’t predict this right now. There’s so much fear involved. There’s tension.”