The Frenchman is included in the nominees having played every minute as Manchester City recorded five wins from five games, conceding only one goal.
Laporte is recognised alongside
Up against the defender for April’s prize are, Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Shane Long (Southampton), Ayoze Perez (Newcastle United), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) and Chris Wood (Burnley).
Supporters can cast their vote, here.
The winner will be announced at 12noon on Tuesday 7 May.