Triple M Footy’s Mark Stevens is reporting that Essendon star Orazio Fantasia is a big chance of missing the Anzac Day blockbuster against Collingwood due to groin soreness.
Fantasia, who has played the last two games after a delayed start to the season due to knee surgery, could also miss the meeting with Melbourne four days later in round six.
Stevo reckons forgotten forward Jackson Merrett will replace Fantasia.
Meanwhile, Stevo reckons ruckman Tom Bellchambers and David Myers will only face the Magpies and be rested for the Demons clash.
Over 90,000 fans are expected to attend the MCG on Wednesday with both sides aiming to improve their 2-2 win-loss records.
The Bombers are aiming to beat Collingwood three times in a row for the first time since 2005.