Hearts faced the familiar feeling of defeat at Tynecastle against Kilmarnock on Saturday, to the disappointment of many fans.

A goal from Chris Burke sealed a third 1-0 win for Killie on the spin at Tynecastle.

Kilmarnock beat Hearts again.

Angelo Alessio secured his first win in Gorgie. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

It’s a setback for Craig Levein following a positive run of games that seen them win the Edinburgh derby and secure a League Cup semi-final berth.

Some Hearts fans haven’t taken too kindly to Kilmarnock walking away with three points again.

Hearts fans are desperate for consistency, not flash in the pan results

Injuries certainly didn’t help Hearts against Kilmarnock, but fans expect to see better. There wasn’t a natural striker in the starting XI.

Sean Clare appeared to be the striker during Hearts v Kilmarnock, to the bemusement of fans. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Throughout the game they didn’t show anywhere near the amount of heart and desire they’ve shown in recent games, looking flat and underconfident once again.

In 36 league games since last October, Hearts have picked up 32 points, a tally that was enough to see St Mirren confined to the relegation play-offs last season.

Hearts need a consistent run of form, not just a couple of decent results. Game by game, they are slowing being cut off at the bottom of the league. The Jambos are five points off the top six.

Bad form continues for the Jambos. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

That achievement is getting further and further away from them with every passing game.

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