Rob Green made his second and potentially final appearance as a Chelsea substitute on Wednesday night - and his team-mates couldn't hide their excitement at finally seeing the 39-year-old in action.
Green was brought on in the 88th minute by Maurizio Sarri during his side's post-season friendly in Boston against New England Revolution.
The former West Ham goalkeeper was signed as a third-choice stopper at the start of the campaign but had not featured for the Blues since a pre-season friendly against Lyon in August.
However, his long wait for first team action came to an end at the Gillette Stadium - much to the delight of his team-mates.
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Eden Hazard, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso and Olivier Giroud were all caught by Chelsea TV
serenading the former England No 1 during his warm-up late in the second half.
The Blues stars encouraged supporters to also poke fun at the rare glimpse of the third-choice stopper.
Green took it all in good jest and went on to preserve Chelsea's clean-sheet during a 3-0 victory in the 'Final Whistle on Hate' contest.
The match was organised by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and New England Revolution counterpart Robert Kraft, both of whom are Jewish, to raise awareness on anti-Semitism and support non-profits that track and fight hate crimes.
Abramovich released a rare statement in the matchday programme, stressing the importance of ensuring Chelsea, and sport in general, remain open to all.
'While people know us for our teams and our clubs on the pitch, sport is about far more than trophies,' said Abramovich.
'It is about ensuring our organisations play a positive role in all our communities.
'It has always been important to me to create a club that is welcoming to everyone - we actively celebrate our cultural and religious diversity.
'However, we are all too often reminded there is more to be done. The Holocaust was a crime without parallel in history.
'We must never forget such atrocities and must do our utmost to prevent this from ever happening again. And yet, around the world we are seeing a rise in instances of anti-Semitism.'