Cahill expects a quick response from Chelsea after revealing the squad was
angry after their defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.
Antonio Conte's side suffered their fifth defeat of the season at Old
Trafford, and the setback left them only four points clear at the top of the
Premier League with six games remaining.
The Blues remain clear favourites to take the title in Conte's first season
in charge but Cahill knows his side will have to play much better than they
did in Manchester.
"We didn't click," the England defender told chelseafc.com. "It's
disappointing. We tried to work hard in the second half, tried to push and
create, but we were below the standards we've set.
"We weren't at the races and it makes us a bit angry. Let's hope it's an off
day and it doesn't cost us too much.
"We expected them to start fast and we had to try and control that, and we
Chelsea's next game comes against their closest rivals in the league and
Cahill says there will have to be a response even though there will be an FA
Cup final place up for grabs rather than Premier League points.
"We have to react in the right way," he said.
"We have to dust ourselves off and prepare for a huge semi-final, and then
we go again with some important home games coming up.
"We reacted after Palace, we bounced back with two wins so it's a similar
thing. We are still in a great position.
"There are only six games left, and we are still in a good position. We need
to realise it's not over, we need to realise there are points to play for,
and we have to dig in.
"No-one is going to give us this league, we have to work for it like we have
done for the majority of this season."