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Fran Kirby: Chelsea forward ‘feeling better’ after viral illness pericarditis

Injury and illness have restricted Fran Kirby to four appearances for Chelsea this season

Chelsea and England forward Fran Kirby is “feeling 100 times better” as she recovers from a viral illness.

The 26-year-old has not featured since November after being diagnosed with pericarditis – an inflammation of the fluid-filled sac around the heart.

“I was struggling with understanding how and why it happened,” Kirby told the Chelsea website