CHELSEA fans thought Gary Cahill had turned Paolo Maldini after returning to Stamford Bridge.
Cahill, 33, returned to his first voyage as he started the Crystal Palace in the Premier League shootout.
And Willian created a sensational obstacle to reject his goal, and his supporters greeted their former captains.
The ball fell to Brazilian Willian in the Crystal Palace box in the half-time shot.
However, Cahill threw his body in a way that would somehow deflect wide, sending sides without goals.
And the fans were swiftly entering Twitter to make comparisons between the former British international and Maldini, considered one of England's greatest defenders.
One said: "Cahill plays like Prime Minister Maldini.
Another: "Cahill don today turned Prime Minister Maldini, I love him."
The third wrote: "Cahill went crazy. It was supposed to be a Target. I knew he would return to Maldini."
And a user wrote: "Gary Cahill turned the referee Maldini at the end of this half."
@brencfc commented: "The block that protects Cahill's goal, but I still love the legend."
@_chiefblue praised: "Cahill and his inhibition are unique."
And @wildkhard thinks Cahill didn't get the grade: "Cahill, I thought we were a big family?"
Unfortunately for Cahill, he couldn't keep Chelsea out in the second half.
Blues have scored with Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic and have won 2-0 and finished second in the Premier League.
Cahill joined Chelsea from Bolton in January 2012 and began the Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich four months later with the crowning of the European champions of Blues.
He scored 290 goals for the West London side and scored 25 goals for seven and a half years.
The 61 defender, England defender, added two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, League Cups and two Europa League winners medals before his release at the end of last season.
He joined Crystal Palace in a two-year deal and reunited with Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park.