Essendon will play three Sunday games and one on a Saturday from rounds 16 to 19, with the AFL today releasing its latest fixture update.

The Bombers will host the Swans at the MCG from 1:45pm on Saturday July 2, before facing Brisbane (1:10pm, Sunday July 10, Gabba), Gold Coast (4:40pm, Sunday July 17, Marvel Stadium) and arch-rival Collingwood (3:20pm, Sunday July 24, MCG).

The match against Collingwood will be the only one broadcast free to air through Channel Seven.

The fixture details for the final four rounds of the home and away season will be released at a later date.