Drogba recovered from malaria, says coach Ancelotti

London: Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has made a full recovery after he was diagnosed with malaria, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

Drogba missed games against Aston Villa and Spartak Moscow last month before returning to the starting lineup. He was used as a substitute only in the 2-0 defeat by Liverpool on Sunday due to illness.

"He had the test in the last day and it showed malaria," Ancelotti told a news conference. "He`s now been treated and he`s now good. It`s over. He`s okay."

Bureau Report