It's hard to escape the disappointment many Everton fans feel after what was yet another poor performance away from home this weekend.

The Blues travelled to Bournemouth hoping to banish the demons of their last match on the road in the Premier League against Aston Villa.

But instead, Marco Silva's side fell into the same trap, and were sent packing back to Merseyside with tails between their legs after a 3-1 defeat on the south coast.

An opportunity to climb as high as third and level with the champions, squandered.

 

Instead, the Blues find themselves languishing in 11th in this fledgling Premier League table - with Sunday's opponents Bournemouth moving above them in to eighth.

But at the heart of this particular defeat was an issue probably that has unfortunately been indicative of Everton under Silva so far.

The Blues have yet to win a Premier League game after falling behind under their new boss.

In fact, the only time Everton have won any match after conceding the first goal under the Portuguese manager was against League One side Lincoln City earlier this term.

On that night, of course, Silva saw his team concede inside the first minute and have a further 90 to try and work their way in front against lower league opposition.

It would have been a huge slight on his management if they hadn't managed to achieve that.

 

But a failure to fight back from adversity in the Premier League is still a problem proving fatal to Everton, increasingly so away from home.

There already seems to be a mentality issue when the Blues travel outside of Goodison Park and that is only amplified when conceding the first goal in a game.

Granted against Bournemouth there was, at least, an equaliser - with Dominic Calvert-Lewin offering a new hope just before the half time interval with his towering header.

But, where other sides might have taken the confidence from that moment to go on and perhaps even win the game, Everton didn't do that.

Instead the Blues were allowed to spiral down once again and, after a reasonable beginning to the second period, again allow the hosts to take too much control.

Everton's players look dejected as Bournemouth take the lead

And then, as we all know, a multitude of defensive frailties once again raised their ugly heads.

The manner of the third goal in particular will be hugely disappointing to Silva, but its close proximity to Bournemouth's second of the afternoon should also be a real concern.

Just five minutes separated Callum Wilson's second strike of the afternoon from Ryan Fraser's free kick finding its way into the back of the net via an attempted clearance from Fabian Delph .

 

In a time Everton needed to stand up and make sure they stayed in the game as the baying home crowd called for more goals, they instead rolled over.

Even in the closing stages of the match the Blues offered very little to suggest they would fight their way level or even ahead.

There was little intensity or desire from those on the pitch, and the substitutions when they came were like-for-like rather than switching the system up and finding a new problem for Bournemouth's defence.

What can't be escaped at the minute is a sense of impending dismay whenever Everton fall behind.

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The best sides show resilience in times of hardship and, for all the hard work Silva has put in during his time with the club so far, his team aren't doing that yet.

The Blues need to find some fight from somewhere.