AS MELBOURNE heads into battle against the Blues on Friday night, it won't be short of midfield weapons.

It also won't be short of big-game players, with the numbers proving that Clayton Oliver and Christian Petracca sit among history's elite finals footballers.

When it comes to the disposal count, few have won more of the football in September than the Demon duo.

Oliver and Petracca rank fourth and eighth respectively for average disposals in finals football, since disposal stats began being recorded in 1965 by players with at least eight finals played.

With Jack Viney hot on a Bluey Truscott Trophy charge and boasting a final average of 24.22 disposals himself, the Demons boast a power-packed engine room.

Melbourne will need everything the trio have as they lock horns with Carlton and Patrick Cripps, Sam Walsh, Adam Cerra and Sam Docherty.

Jack Macrae 30.25 12
Josh P. Kennedy 28.91 22
Sam Mitchell 28.54 26
Clayton Oliver 28.11 9
Matt Priddis 27.17 12
Scott West 26.92 12
Dane Swan 26.65 20
Christian Petracca 26.56 9
Andrew Gaff 26.43 14
Bill Goggin 26.38 15



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