Essendon captain Dyson Heppell will join his Collingwood counterpart Scott Pendlebury for a live chat on Instagram at 4pm AEST on Friday.

The skippers will get together to pay their respects ahead of Anzac Day, reminiscing about their favourite Anzac Day memories and checking in each other during the AFL shutdown.

Be sure to follow @essendonfc on Instagram to watch the chat.

The Bombers and Magpies were set to meet in their 26th annual Anzac Day clash on Saturday, a tradition that began in 1995.

Essendon fans will still be able to stand and pay their respects during a special service of the traditional Anzac Day ceremony from the MCG, which will be broadcast live on