The 27-year old started slowly in his debut Premier League season with the Toffees but has now scored nine goals in all competitions to sit equal with Cahill and one behind Louis Saha.
“Beckford is on nine goals and that is fantastic. Hopefully he can get his 10th at the weekend and end up as the top goalscorer as that would be really good for him. It would be an achievement in his first season,” Cahill told evertontv.
The Toffees currently sit seventh on the league table but cannot move any higher, however, a loss to Chelsea and eighth-placed Fulham beating Arsenal would see them fall down one rung after a very tardy beginning to the campaign.