Tottenham twice clawed their way back but goals from Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic were enough to send Chelsea through.
Ehiogu, who had worked as Tottenham’s Under-23s coach, died on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday.
Chelsea beat Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final, but have just a four-point cushion in the league with six games to play.
Their first major title was back in 2008.
Nathan Ake is to replace Cahill on the left of defence against Spurs.
CLAUDE Puel must prove in the final throes of this season that he is not afraid to go tooth and nail with the Premier League’s top guns.
Reports suggested the Argentinian may have played his last game for the club and is seeking a return to Italy.
The Dane has arguably been Spurs’ best player since the turn of the year.
N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard, Alexis Sanchez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane are the nominees for the award.