Premier League player of the month shortlist for March revealed

The Premier League player of the month nominees for March have been revealed, with Tottenham's Harry Kane set to battle it out with Ryad Mahrez, Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard among an eight-player shortlist.

Nominees are usually announced early in the following month but with the Premier League breaking for internationals until 3 April, March's selections have come in a little early.

Kane earns a place on the shortlist for a number of impressive performances, but deserved it on the merit of his Crystal Palace masterclass alone. He scored twice and assisted another two as Spurs dismantled Roy Hodgson's team.

Lingard's recent form for West Ham earned him a first England cap in almost two years on Thursday night and he could be in line for more recognition here. He only played twice in March, but was instrumental in a 2-0 win over Leeds and then in his side's dramatic 3-3 draw with Arsenal, where he picked the Gunners apart in a rampant first half.

Shaw, meanwhile, has re-established himself as Manchester United's first choice, while Mahrez scored three goals in three games for City as they strengthened their lead at the top of the Premier League

There is also room on the shortlist for Leicester's Kelechi Iheanacho, who netted in each of Leicester's games last month and signed off for the break with an astonishing hat-trick against Sheffield United.

Other nominees include Leeds' Illan Meslier, Brighton's Leandro Trossard, and Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.

You can vote for your favourite on the Premier League website.

Source : 90min