Sydney Swans superstar Buddy Franklin was named an All Australian for the seventh time last week to go with his fourth Coleman Medal.

The Swans meet Essendon on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the finals with the winner living to fight another day.

In the past, the Swans have struggled for other options in front of goal but Franklin (pictured) says the work the club has done in the last couple of years has given the a far greater range of scoring options.