Chelsea hold a commanding 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League with just 10 games left of the season.
And Antonio Conte's side are in the hunt for a Premier League and FA Cup double with an upcoming semi-final against Tottenham next month.
Chelsea were pushed hard in their last matches against Stoke and Manchester United before the international break.
Gary Cahill expressed his delight in Chelsea's recent results
Chelsea are 10 points clear in the Premier League and in the FA Cup semi-final
But the Blues secured victory in both games, with Cahill feeling his side proved their trophy credentials.
"It was good for us to send a message in these games," Cahill told the London Evening Standard.
"We have played better this season than we did in those two games but we managed both those situations well and got the job done at a crucial time of the season.
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Antonio Conte could be without five key players when Chelsea host Crystal Palace
"We are pleased. Teams have tried to play in different ways and systems against us but we have coped with it really well.
"We work really hard for each other on and off the pitch, which is the main thing. It’s been a good season up to now but we know we have to keep going."