Adelaide season guide: All you need to know

Club: Adelaide

Coach: Matthew Clarke

2020 captains: Erin Phillips and Chelsea Randall

2020 best and fairest: Anne Hatchard

2020 in a nutshell: From premiers in 2019 to two wins in 2020, it was a forgettable season for the injury-ravaged Crows. Serious knee injuries meant co-captains Chelsea Randall and Erin Phillips were mostly absent, and a steady stream of setbacks to others meant there was no chance for the team to build momentum. They still won plenty of the footy in the midfield but couldn't capitalise in attack, finishing sixth in Conference A. 

It was a tough year for the Crows in 2020. Can they bounce back? Picture: AFL Photos

New players: Jess Sedunary (St Kilda), Hannah Munyard (Western Bulldogs), Lisa Whiteley (GWS), Teah Charlton, Rachelle Martin, Ashleigh Woodland

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Notable departures: Courtney Cramey, Jess Foley, Courtney Gum, Sophie Li (all retired)

Inactive players: Nil

2021 opponents: Melbourne (a), Gold Coast (h), Western Bulldogs (h), Collingwood (a), Fremantle (h), Brisbane (a), Carlton (h), Richmond (a), Greater Western Sydney (h)

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Circle it: Co-captain Chelsea Randall returns for her first game at home in round two after a season sidelined with an ACL injury.

Player to watch: Montana McKinnon was a standout junior ruck and will be pushing for the No.1 spot in her second season. Her ability to take strong overhead marks in attack or push back and intercept will make her a valuable player in 2021.

Best Rising Star chance: Teah Charlton

2021 prediction: The return of Randall and a full season from Phillips will be massive for the Crows, who should be expected to return to contention. Games into young players in 2020 has given them more depth and put them in a position to push for a third premiership in five years.