Eight players have been nominated for the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award for April.
Fans voted for their favourite on the EA SPORTS website.
The votes of the public are then combined with those of the 20 club captains and a panel of football experts to decide the winner.
The Belgian's three goals and two assists included a stunning dribble and finish against West Ham United that also earned a nomination for the Carling Goal of the Month as Chelsea rose into the top four.
The defender played every minute as the leaders secured a 100 per cent record in a month in which they faced Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. City conceded only once and kept four clean sheets with Laporte also getting an assist against Cardiff City.
Three of the Spaniard's league-leading five goals in April came in one match against Southampton as Newcastle United took one step closer to securing safety from relegation.
The Egyptian ended April with two goals and an assist against Huddersfield Town to go ahead in the race for the Golden Boot. His wonder strike versus Chelsea is also nominated for Carling Goal of the Month.
Wood was involved in five of his side's seven goals in the month as Burnley ensured a fourth successive season of Premier League football at Turf Moor.