EA SPORTS Player of the Month shortlist for April 2019

1 May 2019

See the eight nominees who fans have voted for to win the award for the best Premier League performer in April

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Eight players have been nominated for the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award for April.

See: Vardy voted EA SPORTS Player of the Month

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.

EA SPORTS April shortlist 
Eden Hazard (CHE)
P5 W2 D2 L1 G3 A2

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.

Jordan Henderson (LIV)
P4 W4 D0 L0 G1 A3

Liverpool's captain led by example, scoring or assisting in three of his side’s four matches as the title-chasers kept the pressure on Manchester City with a perfect April.

Aymeric Laporte (MCI) 
P5 W5 D0 L0 G0 A1 CS4

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.

Shane Long (SOU)
P5 W1 D2 L2 G4 A0

Long scored in three consecutive home matches and netted the fastest goal in Premier League history after only 7.69 seconds of Southampton's draw at Watford.

Ayoze Perez (NEW)
P5 W2 D1 L2 G5 A0

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.

Mohamed Salah (LIV)
P4 W4 D0 L0 G4 A1

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.

Jamie Vardy (LEI)
P4 W2 D1 L1 G5 A0

Vardy has been in inspired form under new manager Brendan Rodgers. The Englishman scored in all but one of his appearances, including a brace against Arsenal, to move up to 18 goals this season.

Chris Wood (BUR)
P4 W2 D1 L1 G3 A2

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.

See: How the awards are decided

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