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The change just keeps on coming in the AFL world, with all Victorian clubs heading interstate to keep the 2020 season alive.

Another big week of action is on the cards in Round 6 – let the Tuesday Cheat Sheet bring you up to speed on what you need to know!

Adelaide Crows

This week, the Crows play the West Coast Eagles at the Gabba on Saturday at 3.05pm AEST

  • Adelaide is still winless in 2020 and sit on the bottom of the AFL ladder
  • The Crows have lost eight successive matches
  • Poor kicking for goal was very costly against Fremantle in Round 5

Brisbane Lions

This week, the Lions play the Geelong Cats at the SCG on Thursday at 7.40pm AEST

  • Brisbane has won just two of its last 14 meetings against Geelong
  • The Lions won the last time these sides met, though, Charlie Cameron kicking five goals in a one-point victory
  • Brisbane skipper Dayne Zorko (calf) could return but Cam Ellis-Yolmen (calf) is sidelined

Carlton Blues

This week, the Blues play the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 6.45pm AEST

  • Three of Carlton’s five games this season have been decided by two points or less
  • The Blues have lost six of their last seven against the Bulldogs
  • This will be just the second meeting between the two sides away from the Docklands since 2007

Collingwood Magpies

This week, the Magpies play the Hawthorn Hawks at Giants Stadium on Friday at 7.50pm AEST

  • Collingwood has won just one of four matches since the AFL’s re-start
  • The Magpies have won just one of their last 13 against the Hawks
  • The last six clashes between the sides have been decided by 1-39 points

Essendon Bombers

This week, the Bombers play the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 7.40pm AEST

  • Essendon (3-1) would have a perfect record in 2020 if Jacob Townsend’s late shot on goal was just a couple of metres longer against Carlton in Round 3
  • The Bombers have won four in a row against the Kangaroos
  • Jake Stringer (ankle) is set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines, but Zach Merrett will return from suspension

Fremantle Dockers

This week, the Dockers play the St Kilda Saints at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 12.35pm AEST

  • Fremantle broke through for its first win of 2020 in Round 5 against the Crows
  • Both meetings between the Dockers and the Saints in 2019 were decided by less than a goal
  • Reece Conca (hamstring) injured himself in the win over Adelaide

Geelong Cats

This week, the Cats play the Brisbane Lions at the SCG on Thursday at 7.40pm AEST

  • Geelong has the best attack in the competition
  • Last week’s win over Gold Coast saw Geelong register two wins in a row for the first time in more than a year
  • Patrick Dangerfield averages 30.8 disposals and 1.8 goals per game against Brisbane as a Cat

Gold Coast Suns

This week, the Suns play the Melbourne Demons at Giants Stadium on Saturday at 6.05pm AEST

  • Gold Coast had a run of three straight wins snapped by Geelong last week
  • Star youngster Matt Rowell (shoulder) is sidelined for this clash
  • Young forward Ben King has kicked goals in his last seven matches and has booted 10 majors in five games this year

Greater Western Sydney Giants

This week, the Giants play the Port Adelaide Power at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 1.05pm AEST

  • Greater Western Sydney impressed in a 34-point win over Hawthorn in Round 5
  • The Giants have won their last five against the Power
  • Last year’s meeting was decided by just one point, though

Hawthorn Hawks

This week, the Hawks play the Collingwood Magpies at Giants Stadium on Friday at 7.50pm AEST

  • Hawthorn has a 0-4 record at Giants Stadium
  • Tom Mitchell has won 50 disposals or more in two of his three matches against Collingwood as a Hawk
  • Jack Scrimshaw (ankle) and Mitch Lewis (hamstring) are likely to miss this clash

Melbourne Demons

This week, the Demons play the Gold Coast Suns at Giants Stadium on Saturday at 6.05pm AEST

  • The Demons have won their last seven clashes against the Suns
  • Clayton Oliver had 38 disposals against Gold Coast in last year’s clash – a one-point win to Melbourne
  • Simon Goodwin’s men have won just twice since June last year, both wins coming against Carlton

North Melbourne Kangaroos

This week, the Kangaroos play the Essendon Bombers at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 7.40pm AEST

  • North Melbourne has lost three matches in a row after winning its first two of the 2020 season
  • Luke McDonald could be set for another shutdown job after keeping Bulldogs star Marcus Bontempelli to 12 disposals
  • Ben Cunnington (back, groin) is in doubt after sitting on the bench for long periods against the Bulldogs

Port Adelaide Power

This week, the Power play the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 1.05pm AEST

  • Port remains on top of the ladder despite a Round 5 loss to Brisbane
  • All five games involving Port Adelaide this season have been decided by 29 points or more
  • Charlie Dixon was held goalless against Brisbane, just the second time it has happened since 2018

Richmond Tigers

This week, the Tigers play the Sydney Swans at the Gabba on Sunday at 3.35pm AEST

  • Richmond snapped a three-game winless streak with a win over Melbourne in Round 5
  • The Tigers have a big injury list, with Dion Prestia and Toby Nankervis (both ankle), Trent Cotchin (hamstring) and David Astbury (knee) all sidelined
  • Bachar Houli and Shane Edwards have not travelled to the club’s Queensland hub due to personal reasons

St Kilda Saints

This week, the Saints play the Fremantle Dockers at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 12.35pm AEST

  • St Kilda has won three of four matches since the re-start but all of them were at Docklands
  • The Saints edged the Dockers by three points in Round 21 last year
  • Bradley Hill will face Fremantle for the first time since leaving the club in the trade period

Sydney Swans

This week, the Swans play the Richmond Tigers at the Gabba on Sunday at 3.35pm AEST

  • Both of Sydney’s wins in 2020 have come away from home
  • Seven of the last eight meetings between these two sides have been decided by 26 points or less
  • The Swans have kicked just 11 goals in their last two matches

West Coast Eagles

This week, the Eagles play the Adelaide Crows at the Gabba on Saturday at 3.05pm AEST

  • The Eagles snapped a run of three straight losses with a 34-point win over Sydney in Round 5
  • West Coast has won four of its last five against the Crows
  • Skipper Luke Shuey (hamstring) will miss this clash

Western Bulldogs

This week, the Bulldogs play the Carlton Blues at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 6.45pm AEST

  • The Bulldogs have won three matches in a row
  • Recruit Josh Bruce kicked six goals against North Melbourne in Round 5
  • Luke Beveridge’s side have conceded just 14 goals in their last three matches