West Coast and Collingwood will go in as selected for Friday night's blockbuster Grand Final rematch at Optus Stadium, with Eagles spearhead Josh Kennedy a confirmed starter.

Both sides have named 15 players each from last year's decider, and the Pies have handed a debut to mid-season rookie draftee John Noble.  

Kennedy returns after missing the 91-point rout against Fremantle due to illness, while young premiership backman Tom Cole has been recalled to replace Liam Duggan (ankle).  

Collingwood's three changes includes the return of run-with midfielder Levi Greenwood and Ben Crocker.

The third-placed Pies have dropped Matthew Scharenberg, Josh Thomas and Josh Daicos after their third loss in five games, which leaves them back in a scrap for a top-four spot.

West Coast has won eight of its past nine games and will be two wins clear in second spot with a fifth-straight triumph over Collingwood.

West Coast v Collingwood at Optus Stadium, 6.10pm AWST


West Coast: Jack Redden, Tom Hickey, Tom Cole, Jarrod Cameron
Collingwood: Jamie Elliott, Isaac Quaynor, Brayden Sier, Ben Crocker