Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin has warned there is even more to come from his side despite their electric start to the 2022 AFL campaign.
The reigning premiers are priced at 19/10 to go back-to-back by winning another grand final this year and have won their opening five games of the season.
Despite winning all five games Goodwin has fired an ominous warning to the rest of the competition by insisting there is even more to come from his side.
They face Richmond Tigers in another big game at the MCG on Sunday night and Goodwin is expecting his side to raise their game again.
"There's still lots that we can get better at as a footy team, we're continuing to evolve our game," Goodwin told reporters.
"We have been really strong defensively and on the weekend we were able to have a quarter where we really punished the opposition on the scoreboard.
"We're continuing to work on our connection in all phases of the game but our connection forward of centre once we really reward ourselves defensively, that is the main part we're looking at."
Meanwhile Goodwin has Ben Brown available again for the Tigers clash but says he is by no means certain to make a return to the side.
"We have got some selection headaches in that space inside our forward 50," Goodwin added. "It's a great problem to have.
"They're all playing some really good footy, as we have seen with Sam Weideman coming into the team, he has reminded everyone that he is a high quality player.”