Friday football open thread: Werder Bremen and Nottingham Forest in action

SEATTLE, WA - JULY 18: Kevin De Bruyne #14 of Chelsea FC battles Patrick Ianni #4 of the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field on July 18, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Chelsea defeated the Sounders 4-2. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

It's Friday, but we still have a few games on tap for today that should be of interest to every Chelsea fan. First on tap, we'll head to the Eredivisie for Waalwijk vs. Roda. Neither of these clubs have any Chelsea youth on loan at the moment, but Chelsea youngster Amin Affane has been trialing with Roda and looks set to officially join the club on loan this weekend. That game kicked off at 19:00 BST for anyone that might want to scout Affane's potential fit with the team ahead of his debut.

Also on tap, we have the only game being played in the Championship. Bolton is set to host Sam Hutchinson and Nottingham Forest at 19:45 BST (Hutch is starting on the bench), and you can head on over to SB Nation's Bolton blog (Lion of Vienna Suite) where they'll surely have a thread up discussing the game from a Bolton point of view. As a reminder, please don't go over there and cheer for Forest. It's rude, and it makes me angry. Cheer for Forest here, follow along there, be nice, and have fun.

Finally on tap from a Chelsea perspective, Kevin De Bruyne is set for an awfully big test today. Borussia Dortmund host Werder Bremen at 19:45 BST, so we'll get to see KDB against one of the best clubs Germany has to offer. If you have a means of watching it, this one seems like the game of the day. Let's use this thread to discuss these games, and leave the others for what they were written about. Have fun, no illegal streams, and keep it clean.

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