By: Kofi Owusu Aduonum
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Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has had treatment for malaria, according to Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian said he was unsure how the Cote d’Ivoire forward picked up the tropical disease, but was now fine, and would start against Fulham today.
Drogba complained of a fever on the eve of Chelsea’s game at Liverpool on Sunday, although he played the second half of the 2-0 defeat.
“We found out [on Monday] when tests showed he had malaria,” said Ancelotti.
“He has this virus, and, obviously, he lost power and training.
“He lost his condition. He’s had treatment, and now he’s OK. He’ll come back immediately in the best condition.
“He had malaria. He had the tests in the last day, and they showed this kind of virus. Now he’s good.
“I don’t know where he got it from. I gave him a few days off, and he went on holiday for a few days, and then he has malaria. But, it’s over now. He’s OK.”