“I’m very happy and super impressed with Kepa,” Tuchel said after Chelsea’s win over Brentford in the quarter-finals.
“It’s not a surprise anymore but he’s in that state of mind as a person, a character, and a sportsman where he just delivers.
“This is what he shows every day in training and that’s why he gets the rewards and has these kind of performances. He was a big factor today in the first half especially.”
Kepa will be instrumental to Chelsea’s title hopes this season, with Edouard Mendy, set to leave for AFCON in January.
Tuchel clearly trusts him and if he can perform like he has when recently called upon, it could make all the difference to the Blues’ season.