Leicester City lost 2-1 to Hull City.
The reigning Premier League champions got their title defence off to a poor start as they were downed 2-1 at Hull, Robert Snodgrass firing in the winner after Riyad Mahrez had equalised for the Foxes.
Claudio Ranieri’s men shocked all last season as their direct, counter-attacking style mixed with sheer intensity and will was simply too much for their opponents.
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri
However, against Hull they looked a shadow of last season’s team as they put in a lacklustre performance with certain on-field partnerships breaking down in frustrating fashion.
Taking to social networking site Twitter, Marsh felt forwards Jamie Vardy and Ahmed Musa failed to click and the decision to move the latter to a wider role limited the effect Mahrez had on the game.
>Musa / Vardy no chemistry - Musa ended up on the left wing- Mahrez got the hump- Claudio lot of work to do https://t.co/RzbTNwlcgY— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) August 13, 2016
One of they key aspects of Leicester’s success last term was the balance they generated in the team, yet playing two quick forwards together in Vardy and Musa they struggled to get going.
Shinji Okazaki was unfortunate to be left out, and it would not come as a surprise to see Ranieri go back to playing the Japanese star in a support role to Vardy during Leicester’s next encounter.
Up next for the East Midlands side are back-to-back home games against Arsenal and Swansea City.