THREE inclusions, three milestones.

Carlton has named its team to take on Port Adelaide at the MCG tomorrow night.

The Blues have made four changes to their starting line-up, welcoming back Mitch McGovern for his first game of the season.

Zac Williams and Tom Williamson will also return to the fold, while Matthew Kennedy will be in the starting 22 for the first time in 2021.

After a last-quarter cameo as medical sub last week, the game will also be Kennedy’s 50th AFL game.

It will be one of three significant milestones for the Blues tomorrow night, with co-captain Sam Docherty to play his 100th game for the Carlton Football Club.


Eddie Betts will also achieve another Navy Blue landmark when he equals Andrew Walker’s record for most games played by an Indigenous Blue.

Jack Silvagni is out of the side due to a shoulder injury, while Luke Parks is also unavailable. The first-year Blue has been ruled out due to a low-grade hamstring strain sustained during training on Thursday afternoon.

Paddy Dow and Will Setterfield have been omitted.

The medical sub will be one of Carlton's four emergencies, with Dow and Setterfield joined by David Cuningham and Matthew Owies.

Round 5 team


Sam Docherty

Liam Jones

Sam Petrevski-Seton


Lachie Plowman

Jacob Weitering

Adam Saad


Matthew Cottrell

Patrick Cripps

Sam Walsh


Lachie Fogarty

Mitch McGovern

Marc Murphy


Michael Gibbons

Harry McKay

Levi Casboult


Marc Pittonet

Ed Curnow

Zac Williams


Jack Newnes

Eddie Betts

Matthew Kennedy


Tom Williamson




David Cuningham

Paddy Dow

Matthew Owies


Will Setterfield



In: Mitch McGovern, Zac Williams, Tom Williamson

Out: Jack Silvagni (shoulder), Luke Parks (hamstring), Paddy Dow, Will Setterfield

After being medical sub last weekend, Matthew Kennedy has been elevated to the starting team of 22.