Comeback trail: Petrov tries his luck against FC Midtylland in August
Robinho's place in the Manchester City side for subsequent away games could come under threat from the fit-again Martin Petrov.
Brazilian star Robinho was anonymous in his team's 1-0 away defeat at Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday and manager Mark Hughes will consider his options in the coming weeks.
The 22-year-old has struggled all season away from home and Hughes will consider leaving him out of away games at places like Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham if Bulgaria international Petrov can get match fit.
Petrov has not played since damaging his knee last August but it is understood that he is expected to be ready for match action in a fortnight.