16 Jan '11, 1am

LONDON - CHELSEA boss Carlo Ancelotti has thrown his support behind striker Didier Drogba, claiming the Ivory Co...

LONDON - CHELSEA boss Carlo Ancelotti has thrown his support behind striker Didier Drogba, claiming the Ivory Coast star is close to rediscovering his deadly goal-scoring touch. Drogba was one of the Chelsea players whose position was believed to be under threat, but Ancelotti insists the striker is now nearing his best form following a bout of malaria during the opening weeks of the season 'Didier is very close to his best. He played a good game for the team,' Ancelotti said after Saturday's 2-0 win over Blackburn at Stamford Bridge. 'He didn't score but he played a good second half. He came back to help the midfielders. It was an unselfish match for him. 'Didier is not the quickest player but he is a good player because he has power, he has strength, he has ability, he has skill. 'Last year he scored 40 goals and maybe he didn't have many opportunities in this moment but...

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