It is a massive turnaround for the side who last season, won just two games before going on a seven-game losing streak which extended into the 2019 season.

After a convincing win by newly inducted North Melbourne in round one, it felt as the team was headed in the same direction as last season. 

But change takes time and they got their first victory in seven matches against the GWS Giants in round three.

"Last year we were consistent enough, we weren't good enough, simple as that," Blues captain Brianna Davey told 1116 SEN.

"So after the season we re-grouped and as players, we had a look at the season and thought we need to make something of it the next season, need to take accountability and do better and I feel like we did that."

Carlton had been known for playing a defensive brand of football but head coach Daniel Harford, who has been named inaugural AFLCA AFLW senior coach of the year, wanted to bring in more a more attacking style. 

It was in the sides preliminary final against Fremantle, that they showed just how much they had developed their attack as they destroyed the Dockers.

However, they come up against the favourites this weekend and that could be a monumental task for all Carlton players.

Adelaide has only lost one game all season and has a total of 396 points scored in the regular season compared to the Blues 257. The tri-colours also boast two of the best players in the competition in Erin Phillips and Ebony Marinoff, who combined in their preliminary final against Geelong to help their side to a 62-point victory.

"I know we've been labelled the underdogs for coming from a wooden spoon and that we wouldn't be to flash this season but I know what we have here and I think the girls do and are starting to believe that more and more," Davey said.

"For us going into the game against Adelaide we are confident and we are happy to that underdog brand.

"We will use that to drive us."

The AFLW grand final will take place on Sunday at 12:30pm local time at Adelaide Oval.