February 2021's EA SPORTS Player of the Month award contenders

8 Mar 2021

Andersen, Barnes, Cancelo, Fernandes, Gundogan, Lingard, Neves and Raphinha up for award

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Eight players have been shortlisted for February 2021's EA SPORTS Player of the Month award.

The votes from the public, the poll for which is now closed, will be combined with those of the 20 club captains and a panel of football experts to decide the winner, who will be revealed on Friday.

See: Gundogan claims EA SPORTS Player of the Month award

EA SPORTS Player shortlist

Joachim Andersen (FUL)
P6 W2 D3 L1​ G0 A1 CS4

Fulham’s centre-back and captain was pivotal as they kept four clean sheets in six matches and conceded only three goals. He also assisted Ola Aina’s goal at Burnley.

Harvey Barnes (LEI)
P5 W3 D1 L1​ G2 A1

The winger scored in Leicester City’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool before getting a goal and an assist to inspire a 2-1 success at Aston Villa. He helped the Foxes win three of their first four matches in the month.

Joao Cancelo (MCI)
P5 W5 D0 L0G0 A0 CS2

Cancelo has been instrumental in Manchester City’s winning run, converting from right-back to a midfield playmaker. Victories over Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur were among his five in February.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN)
P5 W2 D3 L0​ G4 A3

The Portuguese registered a league-high seven goal involvements last month, claiming a goal and two assists against Southampton and scoring versus Everton, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United.

Ilkay Gundogan (MCI)
P5 W5 D0 L0​ G4 A1

Gundogan recovered from a penalty miss to score twice in the 4-1 triumph at Anfield, while also getting two goals against Spurs and setting up Raheem Sterling's effort at Burnley.

Jesse Lingard (WHU)
P5 W3 D1 L1​ G3 A1

Lingard enjoyed a dream start to his loan spell at West Ham United, scoring twice on his debut against Villa, providing assists versus Sheffield United and Man City and scoring with a sweeping finish to secure a win over Spurs.

Ruben Neves (WOL)
P5 W3 D2 L0​ G3 A1

The Portuguese midfielder netted three goals and claimed an assist. He scored and set one up in a comeback win at Southampton and was on target against Arsenal and Newcastle.

Raphinha (LEE)
P6 W2 D0 L4​ G2 A1

Leeds United's Brazilian winger scored a superb free-kick against Southampton and found the net versus Everton. He also teed up Pascal Struijk’s goal at Arsenal as he produced a series of fine displays.

Also in this series

Part 2: February's Barclays Manager of the Month award shortlist
Part 3: February's Budweiser Goal of the Month award contenders

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