THIS IS THE PERFECT PLAYER FOR CHELSEA’S 3-4-3… CONTE HAS BEEN ADVISED TO SIGN HIM

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Ex-Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins believes Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is ‘perfect’ for Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 system and has urged Conte to sign the defender in January.

25-year-old Van Dijk moved to Southampton from Celtic in 2015 and has been impressive since making the switch to the Premier League.

“Van Dijk has had a fantastic time since he has come down Celtic, almost looked a little bit of a snip for what Southampton got him for,” Wilkins told talkSPORT.

“He has improved and he looks a very good defender.

“He would bring on the youngsters coming through as well because he is excellent on the communication side of stuff. He would be a perfect fit [for Chelsea].”

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