Asked if Kepa's penalty heroics washed away lingering concerns, Loftus-Cheek said: "Yes absolutely, I ran straight towards him at the end of the shootout.
"We obviously went down and he's pulled off two fantastic saves, one between his legs that he's just squeezed out. It's fantastic for him.
"I was so nervous on the sideline. But it just felt amazing when Eden (Hazard) put that last penalty away, knowing we're going to Baku for the final."