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EA SPORTS Player of the Month nominees for December 2021

8 Jan 2022
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Cancelo, Maddison, Martinelli, Mount, Odegaard, Son and Sterling in contention for award after standout months

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

Fans had up until 12:00 GMT on Monday 10 January to vote on the EA SPORTS website.

The public vote was combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner.

See: Sterling wins EA SPORTS Player of the Month award

EA SPORTS Player shortlist

Joao Cancelo (MCI) 
P6 W6 D0 L0 G1 A1 CS3
A driving force from full-back, the Portuguese scored a beauty and provided an assist at Newcastle United, as well as keeping three clean sheets in six straight wins for Manchester City.

James Maddison (LEI)
P5 W2 D1 L2 G3 A1
Leicester City's playmaker was in sparkling form, scoring with fine efforts at Southampton and Man City either side of a goal and an assist in a 4-0 success over Newcastle.

Gabriel Martinelli (ARS)
P6 W4 D0 L2 G3 A2
Martinelli broke into Arsenal's starting line-up and established himself as a key player in attack last month. He started all six matches and scored three goals to go with his two assists.

Mason Mount (CHE)
P7 W3 D3 L1 G4 A3
The Chelsea midfielder kicked off December with a goal and an assist in back-to-back trips to Watford and West Ham United, before scoring at home to Leeds United and Everton and setting up Romelu Lukaku against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Martin Odegaard (ARS)
P6 W4 D0 L2 G3 A3
Odegaard was instrumental in Arsenal's midfield, scoring against Manchester United, Everton and Southampton before assisting three of the Gunners' nine goals in successive wins at Leeds and Norwich City.

Son Heung-min (TOT)
P5 W3 D2 L0 G4 A1
Tottenham Hotspur's unbeaten month under new head coach Antonio Conte owed much to Son's form. He scored in four consecutive matches, including a strike against Liverpool while also producing a goal and an assist versus Norwich.

Raheem Sterling (MCI)
P5 W5 D0 L0 G5 A1
Sterling scored a Premier League-high five goals in December, including his 100th in the competition with a penalty against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He also assisted Ruben Dias's strike at Aston Villa.

Also in this series

Part 2: December 2021's Barclays Manager of the Month shortlist
Part 3: December 2021's Budweiser Goal of the Month contenders
Part 4: Nominees for December 2021 PL2 Player of the Month

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