Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski and Salah take a bow to Europe's leading scorer this season – in pictures

Traditional big-guns are being outscored by a new rising star – for now

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin has pointed to Carlo Ancelotti's arrival at Everton as the key factor behind his stunning form that has earned him a first England call-up – and seen him top the scoring charts in Europe's major leagues.

The 23-year-old has scored nine goals already this season, including two hat-tricks – leaving the usual star names Mohamed Salah, Lionel Messi, Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo trailing in his wake.

"Carlo has definitely had a positive influence on me," said Calvert-Lewin.

"To have a manager who has worked with top players, top strikers, who have played in my position, it's always nice to know that when he is giving me information, he's coached these players before so it's important I take it on board.

"He's enabled me to fine-tune my game and told me to focus on different things and be the focal point. He's told me I've got the ability to do it, to be the main man and lead the line."

Calvert-Lewin is in line to make his international debut when England face Wales in a friendly on Thursday, with Gareth Southgate promising not to field captain Kane in all of three matches in the space of seven days.

The Three Lions face Belgium on Sunday then Denmark the following Wednesday in the Nations League.

To check out the top scorers in Europe's big five leagues in reverse order - check out the gallery above. To move on to the next photo in the gallery, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device simply swipe.

epa08717693 Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton celebrates scoring his team's opening goal during the English Premier League match between Everton and Brighton in Liverpool, Britain, 03 October 2020.  EPA/Peter Byrne / POOL EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton is Europe's top scorer from the top five leagues, with nine goals in all competitions. EPA