Saracens centre Dom Morris has urged his teammates to show patience and trust their processes in their showdown with Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs.

The visitors have already secured a semi-final place and will be looking to avenge their dramatic 37-34 defeat to the Men in Black in last season’s final at Twickenham.

But Saracens will fancy their chances of beating Exeter after Rob Baxter named a youthful side, including 15 changes from the team which overcame Gloucester last time out.

And Morris is confident that the hosts are more than capable of matching the physicality of the Chiefs – insisting Saracens just need to replicate their work on the training field.

“We base our defence on our line speed and we want to be making those physical hits in defence to stop attacks and ultimately get the ball back,” he told the Saracens website.

“I think it’s something we massively work in training and it’s good to see it working in the games. We know they’re going to bring a physical presence in defence and attack.

“They love to keep the ball. We have to remain patient, trust our processes and make sure we do everything we’ve practised in training in order to come away with a good result.”

Mark McCall has made just four changes to the starting XV which lost to Sale Sharks in midweek, with centre Harry Sloan and flanker Janco Venter set for their first starts.

Fullback Will Hooley and hooker Kapeli Pifeleti also come into the side as Saracens attempt to bounce back from the hard-fought 24-17 loss to Sale at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Morris added: “We can take a lot of positives from the Sale game, particularly the second half. I thought our defence and kick-chase were awesome.”

England international Don Armand skippers the Chiefs from No.8 while England Under-20s prop Alfie Petch makes his maiden Premiership start against the reigning champions.

Other changes for Exeter include first starts for Argentine winger Facundo Cordero, centre Tom Wyatt and half-backs Joe Snow and Harvey Skinner.