Three expert performers have started 2018 in the ball-winning ways we've come to expect in recent years.

Adam Treloar (32 disposals), Steele Sidebottom (30) and Scott Pendlebury (26) led all other Collingwood possession-getters in a disappointing 34-point loss to Hawthorn on Saturday night.

The pick of the bunch was arguably Sidebottom. The reigning Copeland Trophy winner used the ball at 70 per cent, and smartly kicked a goal on his non-preferred left foot at the Punt Road end in the second quarter.

Other performers to note include debutants Sam Murray (19 disposals from half back) and Jaidyn Stephenson (16 touches and four marks). 

Take a closer look at all the major stat categories in the table below, as provided by Champion Data.

7. Adam Treloar1419331001601105
22. Steele Sidebottom1516315002410108
10. Scott Pendlebury1214262041901108
21. Tom Phillips101020300020067
13. Taylor Adams91120203140071
9. Sam Murray12719402030076
37. Brayden Maynard16319600320172
25. Jack Crisp10717301240064
14. James Aish8917103001054
24. Josh Thomas10717301041177
35. Jaidyn Stephenson10616401230061
32. Will Hoskin-Elliott12416401011067
30. Darcy Moore11415803031086
8. Tom Langdon41014401220047
40. Josh Smith7714301230152
38. Jeremy Howe9312202131056
4. Brodie Grundy75124281030084
15. Lynden Dunn9312301040059
20. Ben Reid8311602031068
39. Ben Crocker639201332349
18. Travis Varcoe257000040032
46. Mason Cox4260182010040