First place Exeter Chiefs host second place Saracens in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday at Sandy Park.
Saracens, who lost against Leicester last weekend, had the opportunity to leapfrog Exeter and take top spot in the Premiership, but defeat meant they stay 2nd. Exeter Chiefs on the other hand, secured a bonus point win against Northampton ending their losing streak giving them a narrow 4-point lead at the top.
It was reigning European champions Saracens who the Chiefs tackled in the semi-finals at Sandy Park last season. This Saturday, Thomas Waldrom and his teammates will be looking for the same result.
Speaking to the clubs website Waldrom, who scored Exeter's final try against Northampton last week, said:
"Sarries are a top side, so it will be a big test for us at the weekend," said Waldrom. "A bit like us, they may not have been too impressed with their performances of late, but they've been picking up points and they are very much in the hunt at the top of the table.
"Hopefully, it will be two good teams really going at it come the weekend, so we need to put our best foot forward.
"We've said as a team we want to hold onto our title and we want the crowd cheering us on. We don't like losing games, especially here, so we have to make this place a fortress and make it hard for teams when they come here.
"At the weekend we were probably guilty of giving away too many easy points, so that's something we need to address because we can't afford to do that against Sarries."