The goalkeeper had little to do during the game, as the away side struggled to create chances and get shots on target.
The recent arrival at Mestalla put in a solid if unspectacular performance in midfield.
The young defender, a replacement for the suspended Adil Rami, did very well alongside Ruiz, barely putting a foot wrong all game.
The full-back was full of running and always offered himself as an attacking outlet, but his passing was wayward at times, and undid the good work of his team-mates in attacking positions.
Was fairly confident at centre-back for the home side, although his weak challenge on Payet did set Lamont up with a chance to score midway through the first half.
The athletic full-back got up and down the left wing well, and enjoyed himself going forward as Lille offered less of an attacking threat in the second half.
The Algerian midfielder proved a thorn in Lille's side with his positive movement, but could not produce an end product, wasting an early chance supplied by Gago.
The Argentine midfielder was in fine form tonight, spraying passes all over the pitch, including one outstanding through ball to Feghouli in the first half that he should have converted.
Costa was at his usual pestering best for the home side, hassling Lille's midfield and prompting them to lose possession on a handful of occasions.
The Spain international linked well with Jonas and Feghouli, putting in a tireless performance that didn't result in clearcut chances for him, but did for his team-mates.
The Brazilian attacking midfielder was the match-winner this evening, as his goals either side of half-time proved the difference and secured his team all three points.
The former Nantes man could do little about Jonas' first goal, with the Brazilian beating him with a well-placed effort, but should have been better positioned for the second as a cross from the same player caught him out and clipped off the crossbar and went into the back of the net to make it 2-0.
The centre-back put in some timely challenges inside his own penalty area as Valencia struggled to break down a stubborn Lille defence before their second goal.
The left-back was never afraid to get forward for his side, and did well to win a couple of free-kicks in promising areas in the first half.
The Yugoslavian centre-back was solid at the back for the visitors, blocking a shot from Jonas in the second half, and dispossessing Soldado on a number of occasions.
The France international displayed the uglier side of his game this evening, and was sent off late on after being booked for two rash challenges, one in each half on Aly Cissokho and then Dani Parejo.
The Senegalese midfielder was slightly overrun by Valencia's midfield early on, but grew into the game and moments before half-time sent Payet through with a fine pass that he really should have scored from .
The ex-France international was disappointing in midfield and wasted a number of opportunities from set pieces that his team could have profited from.
The midfielder was guilty of wasting one of his side's best chances in the match, shooting wide in the first half.
Had very little impact on the game, despite the decent performance of Mendes alongside him upfront.
The attacker had a gilt-edged chance to equalise following Jonas' opener just before half-time, but sliced his shot wide rather than testing Guaita.
Mendes was Lille's best performer on the night, coming deep to receive the ball from midfield and testing the Valencia defence with his direct running and close ball control.