MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Matt Guelfi of the Bombers kicks the ball during the 2018 AFL round five ANZAC Day match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 25, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Essendon have been forced into two late changes ahead of their clash with Hawthorn at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.

The Bombers have lost Matt Dea to a concussion and Matt Guelfi to illness, with the pair replaced in the side by Ben McNiece and Travis Colyer.

Hawthorn will enter the clash as named.