The 30 highest-rated teenagers in Europe's top five leagues this season

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Gabriel Martinelli continued his impressive debut season with a goal against Chelsea on Tuesday night. 

The 18-year-old showed great composure to carry the ball over the halfway line and slot it past Kepa Arrizabalaga without a second thought. 

He was arguably Arsenal's best player over 90 minutes and helped the Gunners secure a shock 2-2 draw after going down to 10 men. 

There's no doubt Martinelli has a big, big future ahead of him - and his performance got us thinking - who are the highest rated teenagers in Europe this season? 

Thanks to statistics from WhoScored, we can find out - and there are certainly some interesting surprises.

Check out the top 30 below: 

30) Ansu Fati | Barcelona | 6.64

29) Joshua Sargent | Werder Bremen | 6.65

28) Rodrygo | Real Madrid | 6.67

27) Vinicius Junior | Real Madrid | 6.67

Vinicius is one of Europe's top teenagers


26) Tiago Djalo | Lille | 6.67

25) Hamed Junior Traore | Sassuolo | 6.73

24) Rayan Ait Nouri | Angers | 6.74

23) Arthur Zagre | PSG | 6.76

22) Brandon Williams | Man United | 6.77


Williams is the PL's top-rated teen

21) Stefano Turati | Sassuolo | 6.79

20) Bafode Diakite | Toulouse | 6.81

19) Ferran Torres | Valencia | 6.82

18) Benoit Badiashile Mukinayi | Monaco | 6.82

17) Melvin Bard | Lyon | 6.83

16) Aurelien Tchouameni | Bordeaux | 6.86

15) Mohamed Simakan | Strasbourg | 6.87

14) William Saliba | St. Etienne | 6.88
 

William Saliba ranks high on the list

13) Ozan Kabak | Schalke | 6.88

12) Wesley Fofana | St. Etienne | 6.89

11) Yacine Adli | Bordeaux | 6.90

10) Sandro Tonali | Brescia | 6.96

9) Jack Lahne | Amiens | 6.98

8) Noah Katterbach | FC Koln | 7.02

7) Dejan Kulusevski | Parma | 7.07

6) Maxence Caqueret | Lyon | 7.09 

Caqueret is a hot property

5) Eduardo Camavinga | Rennes | 7.14

4) Adil Aouchiche | PSG | 7.17

3) Alphonso Davies | Bayern Munich | 7.48

2) Jadon Sancho | Borussia Dortmund | 7.87

1) Erling Haaland | Borussia Dortmund | 8.89 

Haaland tops the list

Europe is absolutely stacked with young talent. So much so, that only one Premier League player is in the top 30 - and it's not Martinelli.

Instead, Manchester United left-back Williams is flying the flag for England's top flight. 

Matty Longstaff and Callum Hudson-Odoi just miss out on the list, ranking at 31 and 32 respectively, while Martinelli is actually way back in 57th place, with an average rating of 6.40. 

Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi just misses out

Of course, Haaland's place at the top is debatable.

He's only played one game in the Bundesliga after joining Dortmund, but considering he netted a 20-minute hat-trick after coming on, we believe he's worthy of being there. 

That means Dortmund have the two highest-rated teenagers in Europe with Sancho just behind him. The future is certainly bright for the Bundesliga side. 

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