Essendon's clash with the Western Bulldogs has been pushed back to Sunday following the AFL's updated fixture release for round 21.

The Bombers faced the Swans on Sunday and were scheduled to face the Bulldogs on Friday night, but have been granted an adequate break between games.

The match will begin at 3:20pm AEST at an empty Marvel Stadium and be broadcast live on Channel Seven.

ROUND 21
Western Bulldogs v Essendon
3:20pm AEST, Sunday, August 8
Live on Channel Seven