Ashley Cole suffers forfeit after Chelsea outing

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Ashley Cole was forced to be a waiter for the night after he flopped in a Chelsea team-building outing.

The Stamford Bridge club are currently in Japan for the FIFA Club World Cup and new interim manager Rafael Benitez decided to take the entire playing and backroom staff tenpin bowling.

Chelsea were letting their hair down a few days before successfully booking a place in the final of the tournament after swatting aside Mexican side Monterrey 3-1 at the International Stadium in Yokohama.

The win meant Benitez’s side will match up with the South American champions, Corinthians of Brazil in the final on Sunday morning.

Benitez obviously felt the squad deserved some fun and arranged for the travelling Chelsea party to let loose on the lanes.

Cole was in a group that included defensive partner Gary Cahill and the centre-back revealed there was a forfeit for coming last, with 31-year-old Cole the unlucky loser.

The former Arsenal star was forced to attend to his teammates at dinner after the outing, acting as waiter.

“It wasn't about who won, it was about who lost in our group because they had to get the dinner in, and it was Ashley,” the fomer Bolton Wanderers defender told the official Chelsea website.

“He was waiting on us back at the hotel but I think he's a better left-back than he is a waiter.”

Tenpin bowling seems to have done the trick for the Blues as they were in impressive form during the victory, with Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and an own goal securing their final berth.

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