The 22-year-old Belgium international has netted 19 goals in 35 Barclays Premier League appearances for Villa, who are just three points above the drop zone with five games remaining.
Gareth Bale (Tottenham), Romelu Lukaku (West Brom), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United) and Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) are also on the shortlist.
The winner will be announced in London on April 28.
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- Danny Welbeck
- Romelu Lukaku
- Gareth Bale
- Jack Wilshere