Just eight teams remain in the hunt for the 2021 premiership.
Some clubs approach finals in peak form at the right time of the year, while others appear shakier than at any other point in the season.
With help from Champion Data, foxfooty.com.au looks at how every 2021 finalist is shaping up ahead of September and why they can and can’t win the flag.
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MELBOURNE (1st, 17-4-1, 130.8%)
Past five games: 4-1, 141.5% (lost to the Western Bulldogs by 20 points, defeated Gold Coast Suns by 98 points, defeated West Coast by 9 points, defeated Adelaide by 41 points, defeated Geelong Cats by 4 points)
The Demons, this season, have produced defensive numbers that are some of the…